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The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement


A new exhibit at the British Museum portrays how the movement of people and ideas over centuries can lead to irrevocable changes in identity and potentially contribute to intergenerational trauma. The exhibit, ‘Burma to Myanmar’, illustrates the almost innumerable cultural layers that make up the famous nation in the Far East — and how those layers have evolved over the past 1,500 years.

Dr Alexandra Green, Henry Ginsburg Curator for Southeast Asia at the British Museum, gave an invited talk on the exhibit at Cambridge, organised by the Myanmar Desk of the Refugee Hub, part of the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement.

Written by: By Jonathan R. Goodman and Becky Wolfe for Cambridge Public Health