Research included in this theme looks at two broad issues: the media portrayal of asylum seekers and refugees and the use of art in integration activities. Many of the reports are evaluations of projects using music, performing arts and visual art to work with refugees and asylum seekers.
The research also looks at the ways in which the needs of refugees and asylum seekers are meet by services such as museums and libraries. Finally, the use of art projects in an educational setting is covered.
Welcome to your library: connecting public libraries and refugee communities, ADP Consultancy, Nov 2007
This report evaluates the Welcome to your Library (WTYL) project, which aims to increase access to libraries amongst refugee and asylum seeker communities and to nurture learning, well-being and a sense of belonging for the community as a whole.
Refugee heritage project: report on the London Museum's Hub project to record refugee heritage, Jane Morris, Kate Orchard and Fiona Davison, 2007
The Refugee Heritage Project, the first phase of which ran from 2004-2006, partnered local London museums with refugee communities with the aims of recording and representing refugee heritage, developing a set of best practice guidelines for museums working with refugee communities and developing ways of measuring how museums can benefit individuals, community organisations and wider society. This report evaluates the first phase of the project.