Refugee Week: Travelling with Hope

A reflection on ‘Shabtis: Suspended Truth’, currently on display at Manchester Museum.

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Refugee Week takes place every year across the world, around World Refugee Day on the 20th June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts and events celebrating the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encouraging a better understanding between communities. In 2017, Refugee Week runs from 19th to 25th June.


“The ultimate aim is to create better understanding between different communities and to encourage successful integration, enabling refugees to live in safety and continue making a valuable contribution.” – Refugee Week

Manchester Museum’s Ancient Worlds galleries are currently host to ‘Shabtis: Suspended Truth’, an installation by Zahed Taj-Eddin, reflecting on his experiences as an artist born in Syria. Today’s post is my own personal reflection on the artwork.


Shabtis: Suspended Truth – A Reflection

Over the last couple of months, the Ancient Worlds galleries at Manchester Museum have been invaded…

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One thought on “Refugee Week: Travelling with Hope

  1. thoroughly enjoyed our visit, we came from Pakistan We will come agin with all our relatives and curry . thanks again

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