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Partition Museum

Partition Museum
Amritsar, India

The Partition was the largest migration in human history, with estimates suggesting up to some 18 million people were impacted. In the past 70 years (till the Partition Museum was set up) there was no memorial, no designated space, no commemoration of any kind that documented the largest migration in history of the world. The Partition Museum, initiated by The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust (TAACHT), has been set up as a People's Museum to remember all those millions who lost their homes or loved ones at that time. In the short time since it has been open since October 2016, over 25,000 visitors have come to the Museum, demonstrating the continuing emotive resonance of Partition. The Museum has received a real outpouring of support from all directions, including from partition families in Punjab/Bengal/abroad, major national and international museums and universities, researchers and authors, and particularly, from the media. As it is a ‘people museum’ and will contain hundreds of thousands of stories of those who actually went through Partition, therefore, a key component of setting up the Museum is recording oral histories of Partition survivors.

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Partition MuseumHall Rd
Town Hall, Katra Ahluwalia
Amritsar, Punjab 143006
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