The diversity of works in the Hunterian collection enables reflection that goes beyond one work or one artist. Migrations become a thread connecting the works of artists who sometimes knew each other personally sometimes were separated by time or geographical distance. What does their work tell us about migration? One thing that characterises the knowledge created in the encounters with visual art is that the meaning is not conveyed by the artwork but created in the encounter with it. Marshall points out that art is the primary mode of expression and language can only add some precision once the main work is done.[1]  As such an artwork is an allegorical object [2] that holds multiple meanings. The stories arising from this encounter can often differ as they depend on the meaning brought to the encounter by the viewer, evoke emotions that may or may not be understood at first sight. When dealing with difficult subjects we cannot afford to tell just one story, we need a plurality of perspectives which enable and are enabled by the rich sensory and intellectual experience of being with artworks and thinking with artworks.