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The labour of place : Memory and extended reality (XR) in migration museums. / Reading, Anna; Bjork, Jim; Hanlon, Jack; Jakeman, Neil.

In: Memory Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3, 06.2021, p. 606-621.

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Reading, A, Bjork, J, Hanlon, J & Jakeman, N 2021, 'The labour of place: Memory and extended reality (XR) in migration museums', Memory Studies, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 606-621. https://doi.org/10.1177/17506980211010697

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Reading, A., Bjork, J., Hanlon, J., & Jakeman, N. (2021). The labour of place: Memory and extended reality (XR) in migration museums. Memory Studies, 14(3), 606-621. https://doi.org/10.1177/17506980211010697

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Reading A, Bjork J, Hanlon J, Jakeman N. The labour of place: Memory and extended reality (XR) in migration museums. Memory Studies. 2021 Jun;14(3):606-621. https://doi.org/10.1177/17506980211010697

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Reading, Anna ; Bjork, Jim ; Hanlon, Jack ; Jakeman, Neil. / The labour of place : Memory and extended reality (XR) in migration museums. In: Memory Studies. 2021 ; Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 606-621.

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