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

Scientific Community Network

  • Accademia Adrianea di Architettura e Archeologia

    The “Accademia Adrianea” is the first school of architecture and archeology existing on the international horizon of institutes of high learning for professional education and scientific research. The “Accademia” brings together the two disciplines of architecture and archeology - design and excavation - understood as autonomous and at the same time interdisciplinary. The professional discipline of Museography is the interdisciplinary activity where the common objectives of architecture and archeology can be realized. This hinge discipline has the capacity to tap a broad knowledge base for the common goal of adding value to culturally significant sites and archeological artifacts by intervention through design.

    Accademia Adrianea di Architettura e Archeologia
  • Altre Modernità / Other Modernities / Otras Modernidades / Autres Modernités

    Altre Modernità. Rivista di studi letterari e culturali is the online research journal of the Università degli Studi di Milano, promoted by the Cultural Studies Section of the Corso di Laurea in Mediazione Linguistica e Culturale (Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia) in order to inform and to debate about the cultural production stimulated by the modern issues questioning, criticizing and problematizing the notions of centrality and power, as well as the procedure of the dominant artistic practices.

    Altre Modernità / Other Modernities / Otras Modernidades / Autres Modernités
  • Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR)

    The AHDR envisions a society where dialogue on issues of history, historiography, history teaching and history learning is welcomed as an integral part of democracy and is considered as a means for the advancement of historical understanding and critical thinking.
    The AHDR contributes to the advancement of historical understanding amongst the public and more specifically amongst children, youth and educators by providing access to learning opportunities for individuals of every ability and every ethnic, religious, cultural and social background, based on the respect for diversity and the dialogue of ideas.

    Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR)
  • Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’Art Contemporain

    Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain organises exhibitions on contemporary art and attests the variety and complexity of current art movements. The international exhibition programme – mostly featuring young artists – gives a comprehensive insight into contemporary creation. With its exhibitions and artist residencies, Casino Luxembourg functions like an artistic and experimental think tank heading for the latest trends in the art scene. A rich cultural programme, ranging from general guided and thematic tours, conferences and round tables, to performances of contemporary music, complement the exhibitions. The Casino Luxembourg's InfoLab is the only specialised library of contemporary art in Luxembourg open to the public.

    Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’Art Contemporain
  • Centre for Museology, University of Manchester

    The aim of the Centre for Museology is to develop and promote research and teaching in museum theory and practice. The Centre also promotes academic and professional collaboration between the University and the museum profession throughout the UK and overseas. Today, the Centre for Museology is a focus for cross-disciplinary perspectives on museum theory, history and practice within the University. We have a vibrant teaching and research environment where the interests of academic staff, postgraduate students and professional practitioners converge.

    Centre for Museology, University of Manchester

    Chimera is an interdisciplinary research area on cultural heritage, memory and identity. It brings together academic staff, postdoctoral research fellows and doctoral students working in various disciplines across the University of Manchester. Cultural heritage is a growing area of international research interest. Over recent years heritage research has shifted from a focus primarily upon practical aspects of conservation and heritage management to a more expanded, dynamic and theoretically informed multidisciplinary area of study, which addresses the social, political and economic dynamics of heritage-making and consumption.

  • CRAC Valparaíso

    CRAC Valparaiso is a collaborative platform nonprofit on different socio-artistic productions over the city of Valparaiso, Chile. Our idea is based on an interdisciplinary art, the public sphere, the city and the country, working as a network of connections and associations of socio-urban experiences.

    CRAC Valparaíso
  • Cultural Heritage and the Re-construction of Identities after Conflict

    Recent conflicts in Europe, as well as abroad, have brought the deliberate destruction of the heritage of others, as a means of inflicting pain, to the foreground. With this has come the realisation that the processes involved and thus the long-term consequences are poorly understood. Heritage reconstruction is not merely a matter of design and resources - at stake is the re-visioning and reconstruction of people's identities! This project aims to investigate the ways the destruction and subsequent selective reconstruction of the cultural heritage impact identity formation. The project seeks to illuminate both the empirical and theoretical relationship between cultural heritage, conflict and identity.

    Cultural Heritage and the Re-construction of Identities after Conflict
  • Eurovision - Museums Exhibiting Europe (EMEE)

    The ‘Eurovision – Museums exhibiting Europe’ (EMEE) project explores an innovative interdisciplinary approach for national and regional museums to re-interpret their objects in a broader context of European and transnational history. The necessary theoretical and practical framework is developed, put into practice and evaluated by an international, trans-sectoral network bringing together the creative excellence of museums and cultural workers in a project based on the scientific expertise of history didactics in mediating culture.

    Eurovision - Museums Exhibiting Europe (EMEE)
  • Espaces Humains et Interactions Culturelles (EHIC)

    The group Citoyennetés, empires, identités, politiques is a research group of Espaces Humains et Interactions Culturelles (EHIC, EA 1087, Université de Limoges / Université Blaise Pascal). Within the overall theme 'routes' (2012-2015), research activities of the axis 4 of the EHIC-UBP are divided into three divisions:
    1) Migrations, routes and representations,
    2) public policies and migrations of power,
    3) diversity and creativity.

    Espaces Humains et Interactions Culturelles (EHIC)

    This EU funded Project promoted within the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, aimes at tracking and interpreting conceptual change in the study of borders, through the contribution of 22 partner institutions from 17 different states, including several non-EU countries. The EUBORDERSCAPES approach emphasises the social significance and subjectivities of state borders while critically interrogating “objective” categories of state territoriality and international relations.

  • Eunamus

    Eunamus is a research project funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission. It aims at creating a strong platform for comparative museum studies and at producing vital knowledge for cultural policy makers, museum professionals and citizens. Today, national museums are prisms of cultural change, complexity and acts of homogenisaton. As recent examples show, in a rapidly transforming Eastern Europe, and former imperial nation-states such as France, national museums interact with processes of political and societal change. Existing national museums are constantly in the making and new ones are planned.

  • European Museum Academy

    The EMA Foundation is engaged in developing researches in the field of museum innovation. The academy intends to be a society of museum experts of different national and cultural backgrounds united for the advancement of museological knowledge based on a curriculum of proved capacity in carrying out innovative museum projects. The academy identifies in museums a relevant tool to face socio-economic and cultural challenges in contemporary society and stresses the role of the modern museum as a meeting place and as a most promising forum for the development of scientific debate, creativity, social cohesion and cultural dialogue.

    European Museum Academy
  • Exhibiting Europe

    The development of European narratives in museums, collections and exhibitions. Europe wants to be collected, but it has no collection. This tension serves as a starting point for the research project Exhibiting Europe. Taking into account the gap between ambition and the reality of a specific European narrative in museums, collections and exhibitions, our research addresses the following topics: the correlation between collecting policies and the musealisation of Europe; the development of cohesive master narratives of European Union history in museums and exhibitions; the museal display of migration as a negotiation of the borders of EUrope.

    Exhibiting Europe
  • Framer Framed

    Framer Framed is an initiative to discuss the politics of representation and curatorial practices in the 21st century. It was initiated in 2009 by curators from both contemporary art, ethnographic and cultural heritage organizations.

    Framer Framed
  • Heritage and Interculture (Fondazione ISMU)

    As part of a long-term programme launched by Fondazione ISMU (Initiatives and Studies on Multiethnicity), Heritage and Interculture is an on-line resource entirely devoted to heritage education in an intercultural perspective. The program is meant to investigate the way cultural institutions can realistically become a resource in promoting understanding, exchange and mutual respect between individuals and groups with different cultural backgrounds; to promote a greater appreciation of ‘intercultural heritage education’ as a strategic component of lifelong learning and active citizenship; to provide opportunities for debate, and disseminate good practices in Italian museums and heritage institutions.

    Heritage and Interculture (Fondazione ISMU)
  • Homesession Project

    Since 2007, Homesession encourages creativity in the field of visual arts, through an international open residency programme and a production project for artists. It intends to complement the work of the institutions in Barcelona's art scene, giving a home to proposals that are daring and innovative as much in their contents as in their format and aesthetics.

    Homesession Project
  • Inventing Europe

    Inventing Europe is a pioneering collaborative project in which historians and cultural heritage institutions throughout Europe together tell a new kind of history of Europe. Following the paths of technology from the transport and communication revolutions of the Nineteenth Century through to the present day, in the course of half a year the project will realize an online exhibition that shows to a wide range of users the ways technology has shaped Europe – and the ways Europe has shaped technology.

    Inventing Europe
  • Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

    The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art is an internationally active non-governmental cultural organisation that offers an independent perspective on current topics and recent historical events through the looking glass of art. LCCA provides three main platforms for its activities, information/research and education programs, and organization and coordination of art projects.

    Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art
  • The Learning Museum Network Project (LEM)

    The LEM - Learning Museum Network project aims to create a permanent network of museums and cultural heritage organisations and address the challenges of the EU 2020 Strategy and to play an active role with regard to lifelong learning. It will do so through working groups focusing on specific issues, international conferences and meetings, the publication and dissemination of thematic reports and the piloting of a mobility scheme for museum educators within the partner countries to support peer learning and the exchange of knowledge at European level.

    The Learning Museum Network Project (LEM)
  • Lost in Translation? Images of Europe and their translations

    In cooperation with the University of Gießen, the Centre for Contemporary Research in Potsdam, (the Georg-Eckert-Institute for International Textbook Research), and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research(BMBF), the project networt explores, how perceptions of Europe have changed throughout the major 20th century caesuras, how Europe is generally constructed and mediated and how it is perceived from various spatial perspectives. The project covers matters of the intercultural and cross-media understanding of Europe, the visualization of European history and media coverage of images of Europe.

    Lost in Translation? Images of Europe and their translations
  • Managing Art Projects with Societal Impact (MAPSI)

    MAPSI aims at integrating the transnational and interdisciplinary fields of art, management and societal impact by developing a novel understanding on the interaction between art and society and increasing the skills and competences of future cultural managers to foster the valuable interface. It intends to create an international network focusing on educating cultural managers and facilitators to manage and mediate artistic and cultural projects with societal impact.

    Managing Art Projects with Societal Impact (MAPSI)
  • Migrar es Cultura

    Migrar es Cultura (Migration is Culture) is a participative project developed by the Museum of America, aimed at building a network that addresses cultural diversity through migration and cultural exchange based on personal stories.

    Migrar es Cultura
  • Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe (MIME)

    Using an innovative interdisciplinary approach, the MIME Project was conceived to identify the language policies, strategies and measures for the management of trade-offs between the potentially conflicting goals of “mobility” and “inclusion” in a multilingual Europe. The Project’s main objective is to explore alternative symbolic and material/financial terms to depict the trade-offs between the two issues, which can be achieved through carefully designed public policies and the intelligent use of dynamics in civil society.

    Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe (MIME)
  • Museums as Place for Intercultural Dialogue

    The project MAP for ID starts with the premise that culture is a complex concept, generally referring to patterns of human activity and to the symbolic structures that give such activity significance, including systems of belief, religion, rituals, norms of behaviour or manners, language, etc. Cultures differ not only between continents or nations, but also within the same family or social group. The focus of MAP for ID is intercultural dialogue: that is, the mutual understanding of individuals through knowledge and understanding of respective identities, shaped by social and cultural factors, as well as by ethnicity, and the role of museums to promote this.

    Museums as Place for Intercultural Dialogue
  • Network Migration in Europe

    The Network Migration regards itself as a platform of scholars and practitioners within the field of migration and integration. The project “Migration in Museums: Narratives of Diversity in Europe” has been conducted by the Network Migration in Europe e. V. in cooperation with ICOM Europe (International Council of Museums) and the Centre de Documentation sur les Migrations Humaines (Luxemburg). This project involved artists, sociologists and historians. The principal topics are narration and memory looked throught emigrant artists' experiences

    Network Migration in Europe
  • Non-Lieux de l'Exil

    ‘Non-Lieux de l'Exil’ is a programme promoted by the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH, Paris); through the development of a rich set of cultural activities organised by an interdisciplinary group of researchers and artists, and in cooperation with various institutions, it aimes at exploring issues of exile, observed in its several declinations, conditions, meanings and relationships with such themes as identity, multiculturality and heritage.

    Non-Lieux de l'Exil
  • Department of Archaeology and Religious Studies (NTNU) - Section for Archaelogy

    The Department of Archaeology and Religious Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) was established in 2003 following a reorganization of departments within the Faculty of Arts. The department has two sections: The Archaeology Section and the Religious Studies Section. The Archaeology Section will provide students with knowledge of the development of societies in both prehistoric and historic past. Special emphasis is placed on regional development in an international perspective.

    Department of Archaeology and Religious Studies (NTNU) - Section for Archaelogy
  • Nuova Museologia

    Nuova Museologia is an italian semestral magazine of Museology - official newspaper of International Council of Museums Italian Committee - I.C.O.M. and of National Association of Local and Istitutional Authority Museums - ANMLI. This magazine's aims is to reopen in Italy a debate on museology intended as museum's study, hystory, missions, social and politic role, educational and cultural purposes and methodological approaches. Nuova Museologia is a magazine addressed to museum experts and practitioners and overall to everybody is interessed in museology, museography and museotechnic.

    Nuova Museologia
  • Office de Coopération et d'Information Muséales (OCIM)

    OCIM is a cooperative center for professional information and resources in the fields of Heritage and scientific and technical Culture, and of the Science and Society area. Within the involved fields, OCIM's mission is to:
    - Constitute a specialized reference service, network facilitator, providing advice, assistance and support to the participants' requests;
    - Develop actions of general interest relevant to the structuring and development of professional practices and methodologies;
    - Contribute to the debate on the strategic issues.

    Office de Coopération et d'Information Muséales (OCIM)
  • Oxford Diasporas Programme (ODP)

    Building on Oxford's strength in migration studies, the Oxford Diasporas Programme (ODP) includes researchers from the three migration research centres and other departments across the University. The programme, funded by the Leverhulme Trust from 2011 to 2015, consists of 11 projects looking at the social, economic, political and cultural impact of diasporas (transnational communities of people dispersed from their homeland) through a range of disciplinary perspectives and research methods.

    Oxford Diasporas Programme (ODP)
  • Renewal, Innovative and Change: Heritage and European Society (RICHES)

    As digital technologies permeate all of society, compelling cultural institutions to rethink their role, representation practices, inclusion strategies and the relationship with the contemporary diverse society, RICHES aims at bringing cultural heritage and people together in a changing Europe and finding new ways of engaging with heritage in a digital world. This Project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration.

    Renewal, Innovative and Change: Heritage and European Society (RICHES)
  • Réseau International des Musées d'Ethnographie (RIME)

    RIME (Réseau International des Musées d'Ethnographie) is a Research Project reassessing the place and role of ethnography museums in the increasingly global and multicultural world. Through the construction of an active international network, facilitating loaning of artefacts, as well as exchange of data and of staff, ten among the most important ethnography museums in Europe are pooling their expertise in a series of research activities, workshops and conferences on social issues focused around perceptions of ethnic groups from the other continents. The Project is meant to position museums as key partners and special mediators in the process fostering the dialogue between diverse cultures.

    Réseau International des Musées d'Ethnographie (RIME)
  • roots§routes - research on visual cultures

    Independent quarterly Magazine of Visual Culture roots§routes investigates the aesthetical and anthropological practices, in order to create and represent a discourse on identity and difference, exploring its potential for criticism and epistemological breakthrough. Every issue of roots§routes has a theme through which some contributions are requested to several researchers, theoreticians and artists. Such contributions may have different forms, videos, images, audio, interviews and texts.

    roots§routes - research on visual cultures
  • School of Museum Studies - University of Leicester

    The Leicester' School of Museum Studies is a leading, internationally renowned centre for museum studies research and teaching since 1966.The School of Museum Studies works with museums, galleries and related cultural organisations internationally to develop creative practice through leading edge teaching and research. The Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG) researches into the social role, impact and agency of museums and galleries, focusing on themes of disability, representation, education and learning.

    School of Museum Studies - University of Leicester
  • Taller 7

    Taller 7 is a self-managed project that emerged in 2003 as a initiative of a group of artists, in a city which is devoid of any open spaces in the production, promotion and discussion of artistic practices outside the established institutional circuits. It has been conceived as a laboratory of creation and experimentation, a space of thinking, research and exchange that aims to develop processes that may continue long term through collaborative networks and actions, allowing the transmission of knowledge and the art training of public.

    Taller 7
  • Time, Memory and Representation

    During the last decades, through the linguistic and hermeneutic turn in philosophy, with critical cultural analysis, genealogy, feminist critique of science and established canons, conceptual analysis, and post-colonial “subaltern” questioning of culturally biased narratives, the very way in which history is studied, interpreted, and produced, has become a central academic concern. This academic concern also mirrors a more general growing preoccupation in Western culture with history, with politics of memory, with the cultural heritage, the construction and destruction of memorials.

    Time, Memory and Representation