Crafting new futures:

Creativity and ingenuity of refugees and displaced people

Celebrating works of art, and other imaginative objects, made by refugees and displaced people.

To mark Refugee Week 2023, we are celebrating the creativity and ingenuity shown by refugees and displaced people in the UK and around the world.

Our exhibition showcases works of art, and useful and imaginative products, often created with limited resources.

These fascinating items speak to us about their maker's journeys, resilience, and optimism for the future. We see that behind the term 'refugee' are people with hopes and dreams, skills, knowledge and passions.

The British Red Cross has been there for people who have been forced to flee their homes, for over a century. This has included during and after the First and Second World Wars, and during more recent conflicts such as in Afghanistan and Ukraine. 

Visiting times:

Free exhibition, open from 19 June 2023

British Red Cross Museum, 44 Moorfields, London, EC2Y 9AL


Curator: Mehzebin Adam-Suter

Object photography: Jon Kempner and Karolina Heller

All images © British Red Cross Museum and Archives unless otherwise stated