European Commission - 7th Framework Programme European Museums and Libraries in/of the age of migrations last updated: February 2015

Conference: The History of Migration in Museums: between History and Politics

17 - 19 November 2011

Clermont-Ferrand, France | Blaise Pascal University


If the history of migration lies at the heart of many museums in the ‘New World’, moulded by colonisation and imperialism, it is also a major issue for European states, as demonstrated by the controversy surrounding the opening of the Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration in Paris. This conference will examine museum spaceslocal, regional, national - which focus, wholly or in part, on the history of migrations, including both internal migration, emigration and immigration. Museums are sites of memory per se, and are also sites of exchange, and / or contact, in short effecting mediation between various social groups, they may also be sites of contest and riposte.


Promoted by: EHIC


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