Bushra: a refugee-guide at the Cycladic Museum


“I could never imagine that I’d become a ‪‎refugee. Even if they’ve told me so, I wouldn’t believe it. So keep in mind, refugees are just like you. Imagine that we might have left behind a nice life, a beautiful house with modern furniture and all that we have loved. I am just like you”.
With these words, the 45-year Alramahi Bushra, a refugee from Iraq and mother of three, welcomed the visitors of the Museum of Cycladic Art at the Ai Wei Wei exhibition.
Within the context of SolidarityNow’s support of the exhibition and its partnership with the Museum of Cycladic Art, Bushra will welcome and guide the audience through the exhibition’s photography section (27/07). And she will offer her own personal testimony about what she has been through and what she still goes through today as a refugee.

Bushra, a doctor in Iraq, was forced to flee her country due to widespread persecutions. Today, a Greek family opened its home and extended its hospitality to her until her asylum application for France – where she dreams of continuing her life – is approved.
A surprise for everyone to be guided in an exhibition inspired by refugees, from a refugee. A concrete example of acceptance, integration and human coexistence.

*The Hosting Scheme Project Home for Hope is implemented by SolidarityNow with the support of UNHCR GREECE and EU funding.