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

Museums and Libraries Network

  • Alvar Aalto Museum

    It is the task of the Museum to take care of Alvar Aalto’s material and spiritual heritage and ensure its continuation. The activities of the Museum promote Aalto’s work and ideas and make them better known. The Museum takes care of the Alvar Aalto collections and administers them, arranges exhibitions, produces publications and plays its part in architectural and design education in collaboration with other actors in the field. The Museum also assists in the repair of Aalto buildings and supervises the product development of everyday articles.

    Alvar Aalto Museum
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

    The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, CCCB, is a public consortium, created by the Barcelona Provincial Council and the City of Barcelona, which organizes and produces exhibitions, debates, festivals, concerts, film series program, courses, conferences, encourages the creation from new technologies and languages, promotes artistic research in areas such as multimedia, power research in the exhibition format, exporting its productions to other cultural centers, museums and institutions nationally and internationally, while generating debate and reflection on the city and public space as well as the issues that underpin today.

    Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
  • The David Collection

    The David Collection comprises three permanent collections whose nucleus dates back to the days of its founder, C. L. David: the Collection of Islamic Art, the Collection of European 18th-Century Art, and the Collection of Danish Early Modern Art. The museum is also the promoter of special temporary exhibitions, especially focused on the Islamic Heritage.

    The David Collection
  • De Appel Art Centre

    De Appel is an internationally oriented arts centre based in Amsterdam. Since it was founded in 1975, it has served as a leading platform for research and the presentation of contemporary art. De Appel promotes a broad programme of exhibitions and performances by visual artists, choreographers and theatre directors, publications, as well as events, ranging from introductory talks to conferences lasting several days (Appel on the side).

    De Appel Art Centre
  • Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino

    Aimed at preserving and valorizing the history of the city of Trento and of the Trentino territory, the Foundation promotes and coordinates permanent and temporary exhibitions, collection practices, research activities as well as education and dissemination, in order to foster a thorough and inclusive acknowledgment of the local identity.

    Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino
  • Galata Museo del Mare

    As the biggest maritime museum within the Mediterranean area, Galata Museo del Mare offers a travel throughout the history of navigation, from the age of Cristoforo Colombo to the Galea Genovese, from brigantini to submarines, also illustrating the history of migrations from Italy to the Americas, as well as the contemporary flows towards Italy (MEM, Memoria e Migrazioni). Through interactive atlas, reconstructions and paintings, the exhibition settings provide a continuously evolving representation of an era, of the different typologies of ships, and of the lives of sailors, passengers and emigrants.

    Galata Museo del Mare
  • Helinä Rautavaara Museum

    The Helinä Rautavaara Museum invites you to explore non-European cultures. The museum is named after Helinä Rautavaara (1928-1998), who collected the objects on display at the museum. The museum is maintained by the Helinä Rautavaara Ethnographic Museum Foundation. The foundation seeks to advance knowledge on non-European cultures. The museum specialises particularly in cross-cultural interaction and related phenomena.

    Helinä Rautavaara Museum
  • LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial

    LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Art and Industrial Creation Centre) is an exhibition centre situated in Gijón, dedicated to art, science, technology and advanced visual industries. It is also a venue for artistic and technological production, research investigation, training, and for the dissemination of new forms of art and industrial creation. The museum's mission mirrors the contemporary societal changes through an immersion in the contemporary visual culture.

    LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
  • Lugar a Dudas

    Lugar a Dudas is an independent non-profit space that promotes and disseminates contemporary artistic creation through a process of research, production and open confrontation. It is a laboratory for knowledge of contemporary art, facilitate the development of creative processes and result in community interaction through artistic practices. Lugar a Dudas (a place for doubts) is, as the name suggests, a space for reflection and criticism continued, about artistic practices and the complexities that we live today in our environment.

    Lugar a Dudas
  • M9

    M9 was conceived as a complex cultural pole, including a museum, exhibition spaces, mediatheque-archives and spaces for educational activities and public services, which will aim to portray, study and debate modernity and contemporary times in order to establish the 20th century Venetian mainland's cultural identity. The M9 project is promoted by the Fondazione di Venezia, a private non-profit body that works to improve the quality of life and the socio-cultural advancement of the Venetian people.

  • MAS Museum aan de Stroom

    Museum, cultural heritage forum and landmark, the MAS is a ground-breaking institution illustrating the past, present and future of Antwerp and its people. By narrating the fascinating stories that connect the city, the river, the port and the world, the museum illustrates the vital inter-cultural bonds that characterize the historic and contemporary evolution of Antwerp.

    MAS Museum aan de Stroom
  • MAXXI B.A.S.E.

    MAXXI B.A.S.E. – Library, Archive, Research, Publishing – constitutes the research centre of MAXXI Museo delle Arti del XXI Secolo. Conceived as a proactive, dynamic structure, this research workshop is meant to collect, conserve, create and diffuse knowledge about contemporary artistic and architectural phenomena.

    MAXXI B.A.S.E.
  • Moderna Galerija (MG+MSUM)

    Moderna Galerija (MG) was founded in 1948 as Slovenia’s National Museum of Modern Art. Its tasks were to collect and present Slovenian (and other Yugoslavian) art, stage retrospectives, overview and theme shows, and host international exhibitions. Moderna Galerija’s Archives Department (MSUM) was founded in 1971. It systematically follows exhibitions in Slovenia, collating and classifying biographical and bibliographical data on Slovenian fine artists, photographers, designers, architects, art critics, curators and theorists.

    Moderna Galerija (MG+MSUM)
  • MoTA - Museum of Transitory Art

    MoTA is a multidisciplinary platform dedicated to the research, production and presentation of Transitory, Experimental and Live Art forms. As its name indicates, MoTA examines the ideas of museum - what is the role of the museum, today and in the future -, transitoriness - in either space or time - and art - what is art in relation to life.

    MoTA - Museum of Transitory Art
  • Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo (MADC)

    The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design of Costa Rica is an institution dedicated to the investigation, dissemination and promotion of the latest trends and dynamics that characterize contemporary art and design in Central America.

    Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo (MADC)
  • Museo Diffuso della Resistenza, della Deportazione, della Guerra, dei Diritti e della Libertà

    "Widespread" Museum of Resistance, Deportation, War, Rights and Freedom. Here, research and communication are brought together, confrontation meets reflection, in a Museum of ideas: starting from events which happened in Turin and the surrounding area between 1938 and 1948, then expanding its field of interest to Europe throughout the whole of the 20thC, it concentrates particularly on the great issues of rights and freedom. This is not a conventional museum, and gives priority to experimenting with original, innovative forms of comunication and language, to stimulate active dialogue with present-day society.

    Museo Diffuso della Resistenza, della Deportazione, della Guerra, dei Diritti e della Libertà
  • Museo Marítimo de Barcelona

    The Barcelona Maritime Museum is dedicated to the maritime culture developed over 75 years of history; its mission is focused on the preservation, the study and the dissemination of the collections of major maritime heritage of the Mediterranean. The institution is located in the Gothic building of the Royal Dockyards. Since 1976, the shipyards were cataloged as a Historic-Artistic Monument; this heritage is managed by the Consortium of the Royal Dockyards and the Maritime Museum of Barcelona.

    Museo Marítimo de Barcelona
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    The Reina Sofia Museum program is based on a redefinition of the role of the museum alternative to the historical models of this institution. Conceived as a generator of interstitial spaces of sociability and discussion in the public sphere, proposed models of resistance in a society that puts consumer and the goods and where production is fragmented causing both an unprecedented geopolitical map as new social classes, relationships and subjectivities. The creation of alternative narratives, new forms of intermediation and the formation of an active spectator are the lines of force of the Museum.

    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
  • Museum Bronbeek

    Bronbeek is a former Royal Palace in Arnhem, which now houses the museum for the colonial history of the Netherlands. The institution is intended to collect, preserve, research and present the history of Dutch colonialism and the decolonization of Indonesia and Suriname.

    Museum Bronbeek
  • Museum Europäischer Kulturen

    The Museum Europäischer Kulturen - STaatloicue Museen zu Berlin (Museum of European Cultures National Museums in Berlin) focuses on the areas of research, collection, preservation, presentation and communication of life worlds and cultural contacts in Europe from the 18th century to this day. Originating in 1999, it was born out of the then 110 year old Museum für Volkskunde (Museum of Folklore) and the European Department of the Museum für Völkerkunde (Museum for Ethnology) founded in 1873. With approx. 280 000 original objects, it offers one of the largest European collections from everyday culture and popular art.

    Museum Europäischer Kulturen
  • Museum Neukölln

    The Neukölln Museum is the most important segment for the teaching of history and everyday culture in Neukölln, a place of encounter, dialogue and integration, the exchange of the different population groups living in Neukölln generations and their experiences and perspectives. The new location in Britz offers the opportunity to expand the concept of the museum and a so-called "historical memory" set. Thus the archives and depot area for the first time brought together in one location. The goal is to give citizens of the district of Neukölln "their" story on several levels.

    Museum Neukölln
  • National Galleries of Scotland

    The National Galleries of Scotland look after one of the world’s finest collections of Western art ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. These holdings include the national collection of Scottish art which we are proud to display in an international context. The National Galleries of Scotland cares for, develops, researches and displays the national collection of Scottish and international art and, with a lively and innovative programme of activities, exhibitions, education and publications, aims to engage, inform and inspire the broadest possible public.

    National Galleries of Scotland
  • National Library of Serbia

    The National Library of Serbia is the leading informational and wealth capital of Serbia. Its task is: to facilitate knowledge, wisdom, art, memory, education, reading and writing; to facilitate undisturbed, continuous, widespread access to information and scientific, professional, educational, cultural contents; to serve as an indispensable base and reliable force to the self-viable development of Serbia, its complete progress and elevation, its complete wellbeing in all fields and aspects; to serve as the most convenient environment and support for discoveries, creativity, research, work, education and entertainment. Thereby, it is its duty to serve all citizens of Serbia, without any restrictions.

    National Library of Serbia
  • Residencia Corazón

    Residencia Corazón displays works of artists and generates events from multiple disciplines. Due to its location in the center of La Plata, it has become a meeting place for artists and the public of the city or visitants. In 2006 RC launched the AIR Program, aimed at creating and enabling a custom artistic exchange, free and independent from local and international artists. The residence allows a mutual enrichment, an emotional and formal approach to new artistic experiences. Residencia Corazón has been declared of cultural interest by the Secretary of Culture of Argentina, Cultural Institute of the Province of Buenos Aires, the city of La Plata, and academic interest in the National University of La Plata.

    Residencia Corazón
  • Sofia City Art Gallery

    Today the Sofia Art Gallery possesses some of the richest collections of Bulgarian art: 3500 paintings, 800 statues, 2800 graphics and drawings. The Соntemporary Art and Photography department was founded in 2004. The Gallery’s chief responsibility is to conserve, maintain and study art heritage. The staff members are specialists who look after the collections and arrange expositions and publish catalogs and other publications to present the works of art to the public. The SAG is a museum with longstanding traditions. Its role is to present the facts of Bulgarian cultural history in an analytical and modern way and to actively intervene in art developments by original and impressive projects.

    Sofia City Art Gallery
  • Sørlandets Kunstmuseum (SKMU)

    Sørlandets Kunstmuseum is engaged in a wide range of activities, which include displaying its art collection and temporary exhibitions with Norwegian and international art, as well as an extended educational program, covering the region of Agder in Norway.

    Sørlandets Kunstmuseum (SKMU)
  • Van Abbemuseum

    The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven is one of the first public museums for contemporary art to be established in Europe, including key works and archives by Lissitzky, Picasso, Kokoschka, Chagall, Beuys, McCarthy, Daniëls and Körmeling. The institution has an experimental approach towards art’s role in society, interpreting the collection within its meaning as cultural memory.

    Van Abbemuseum