EPIC The Irish Emigration is now home to a new exhibition; ‘Borders: Studying Margins to Question the World’, in collaboration with the French National Museum of Immigration History.
This exhibition will explore how borders between countries impact our lives and how they move, change, and adapt through time and space in response to world events. It aims to acknowledge the invisibility of some people, to highlight border “practices”, and to analyse what is at stake today along borders.
Running until the 5th June, this exhibition will display the borders that are to be found everywhere: in the shadows of the walls being built all over the world, on the fingerprints of travellers and asylum seekers, or in the everyday lives of cross-border workers.
Nathan Mannion, Head of Exhibitions and Programmes at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, said,
“EPIC are extremely proud to be hosting this exhibition in collaboration with the French National Museum of Immigration History. Migration as a topic is one which people can always learn more about and we hope that with this exhibition, people will be open to doing just that. Those that come to view this exhibition can look forward to immersing themselves in a factual and objective outlook on migration and leaving with a better understanding of borders around the world and how they impact our everyday lives.”
Designed by the Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration (French National Museum of the History of Immigration), this exhibition draws on historic, geographical, economic, and human perspectives.
It is an invitation to deepen our understanding of how borders are constructed and evolve, beyond the dichotomy between open or closed, nationals and foreigners, economic migrants, and political refugees.
‘Borders: Studying Margins to Question the World’ exhibition will run at EPIC from until 5th June 2023. Visit www.epicchq.com to find out more about the exhibition.