The team at the Galway City Museum are delighted to be part of this important project – Keepsakes. We see it as a unique opportunity to be curators of new histories that tell of personal stories, challenging journeys, fascinating narratives. All of our participants have generously shared a part of their recent history with us to give us an insight into the lives they left behind and all they carried with them to Galway.
Through the KEEPSAKES project, supported by the Communities Integration Fund 2020, Galway City Museum has reached out to migrants, asylum seekers and refugees based in Galway in order to explore their stories through the keepsakes they hold dear. The range of objects includes photographs, wraparounds, a checked shirt, a patterned skirt, and a cabin bag – ordinary objects endowed with extraordinary meanings.
Photographer: Marta Barcikowska