Seventy years after the traumatic division of Pakistan and India at the close of the British Empire, the world’s first Partition Museum has formally opened to the public. Housed in the colonial-style Town Hall in the Indian border city of Amritsar, the 17,000 sq. ft museum has crowdsourced much of its collection from the families of some of those caught up in the largest mass migration in history. An estimated 14 million people were displaced. Artifacts range from identity cards, steamer trunks and clothing carried by refugees, to works of art and copies of the papers of Lord Mountbatten, the last British Viceroy of India.

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