Walking the long road from refugee to citizen

How does being a refugee change people’s sense of who they are and where they belong? How do they cope with adapting to a new country and a new home? What do we in Wales need to understand to be able to support them through this process?

A new research project called REFUGEE WALES: THE AFTERLIFE OF VIOLENCE aims to answer these questions.

Cardiff University and Amgueddfa Cymru are working together to record the experiences of two groups of refugees living in Wales. Sri Lankan Tamils have lived and worked here for three generations. Refugees from war-torn Syria are only beginning the process of making Wales their home.

Their history is now part of Welsh history. We will learn from their stories and ensure that they are preserved in our national collections for future generations.