A Taste of Home. Understanding and sharing food heritage of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Newcastle

Project: Projects from Previous Employment

Description

Arts Council England, 01/06/17-31/12/17. Dr Perla Innocenti Principal Investigator.This pilot project aims to gain a preliminary understanding and share food heritage knowledge and practices migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Project partners: Discovery Museum (TWAM) and Seven Stories | The National Centre for Children's Books. Charities involved: The Comfrey Project and Investing in People and Culture.

Key findings

A research methodology using Participatory Action was developed. Project results were used to develop collections and learning/engagement activities in two museums engaged in this project: Discovery Museum (TWAM) and Seven Stories.
Publications under way.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/06/1731/12/17

Keywords

  • cultural heritage
  • food heritage
  • migration
  • social inclusion
  • museums
  • asylum seekers
  • refugees
  • participatory action research
  • NGOs