Permanent exhibition

In 2017 Humanity House added a new ‘permanent collection’ to its museum, inviting you to meet eight individuals from eight different places around the world. Each with a story unlike any other. What unites them is that they are all refugees who have ended up in the Netherlands.

Get to know Bruce Cerew (33) from Nigeria, who lived through the war in Liberia as a child soldier. And Lidija Zelovic (45) from the former Yugoslavia, who can still picture the face of the boy she loved until her father sent her away to escape the war. Akhrat Selevani (17) from Iraq describes what it was like to spend eight years living and waiting in various Dutch asylum seeker centres. Also, Ram Karki (40) explains his love-hate relationship with the traditional clothing of his home country of Bhutan.

You encounter the eight people from the new ‘collection’ on an intensely informative voyage of discovery. For a visit to Humanity House lets you slip into the shoes of a refugee and undertake a journey, allowing you to feel what it’s like to end up in a war or conflict situation. Then you meet people to whom this really happened. As a visitor, you are not only an observer but also a participant that thinks and acts.