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

The Memory of the Sea. Objects Migrating within the Mediterranean

06-28 February

Genoa, Italy | Galata Museo del Mare, Saletta dell'Arte
MeLa | Research Field 06 Exhibition curated by Anna Chiara Cimoli



After its first presentation at Museo Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini in Rome, the travelling exhibition “La Memoria del Mare. Oggetti Migranti nel Mediterraneo / The Memory of the Sea. Objects Migrating within the Mediterranean” is going to appear at the Galata Museo del Mare in Genoa. The exhibition, curated by Anna Chiara Cimoli and promoted within the MeLa Research Field 06, will be displayed at Saletta dell’Arte (Calata de Mari 1) from 6th to 28th February 2013.
“Memory of the Sea. Objects Migrating within the Mediterranean” is meant to present a private museum located in Zarzis, in South Tunisia, a place where many sea currents meet; this experience ensued from the work of Mohsen Lihidheb, who has been collecting, amassing, organizing objects for many years, claiming his right to take care of them, to create artworks with them, and to transform them on and on through time, proposing an innovative form of resistance to oblivion and an expression of compassion towards the migrants who leave their things behind and towards these objects themselves. The story of the museum is told through the pictures by Alessandro Brasile and Mattia Insolera.

The exhibition will be inaugurated by a MeLa Conference, that will be held in the morning of February 6th in the Auditorium of the Galata Museo del Mare. You can visit the MeLa website for further information.