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  • Cultural Networks in Migrating Heritage

    Innocenti, Perla. 2015. Cultural Networks in Migrating Heritage: Intersecting Theories and Practices across Europe. Farnham: Ashgate.

    This book is a study of the role of cultural and heritage networks and how they can help institutions and their host societies manage the tensions and realise the opportunities arising from migration. In looking at past and emerging challenges of social inclusion and cultural dialogue, hybrid models of cultural identity, citizenship and national belonging, the study also sets out to answer the questions 'how'. How can cultural institutions leverage the power of cross-border networks in a contested place such as Europe today? How could they elaborate approaches and strategies based on cultural practices? How can the actions of the European Commission and relevant cultural bodies be strengthened, adapted or extended to meet these goals? Cultural Networks in Migrating Heritage investigated those questions, offering a be of interest to scholars and students in museum and cultural heritage studies, visual arts, sociology of organisations and information studies. It will also be relevant to practitioners and policymakers from museums, libraries, NGOs and cultural institutions at large.

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  • Migrating Heritage Experiences of Cultural Networks and Cultural Dialogue in Europe

    Innocenti, Perla, ed. 2014. Migrating Heritage. Experiences of Cultural Networks and Cultural Dialogue in Europe. Farnham: Ashgate.

    Bringing together an international forum of experts, this book looks at how museums, libraries and further public cultural institutions respond to the effects of globalisation, mobility and migration across Europe. It puts forward examples of innovative practice and policies that reflect these challenges, looking at issues such as how cultural institutions present themselves to and interact with multicultural audiences, how to support networking across European institutions, and share practice in core activities such as archiving interpreting and exhibiting artefacts. Academics, practitioners from museums and public institutions and policymakers explore theoretical and practical approaches from a range of different disciplines such as museum and cultural heritage studies, cultural memory studies, social anthropology, sociology of organizations, cultural heritage management and cultural heritage informatics.

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  • European Crossroads

    Innocenti, Perla, ed. 2012. European Crossroads: Museums, Cultural Dialogue and Interdisciplinary Networks in a Transnational Perspective. Milan: Politecnico di Milano DPA.

    This volume collects a series of essays and interviews exploring diverse European perspectives on interdisciplinary collaborations between cultural institutions. International scholars and practitioners discuss cross-domain partnerships, cultural identity and cultural dialogue, heritage for the arts and sciences, European narratives, migration and mobility, and describe real-life case studies in museums, libraries, foundations, associations and online portals. With contributions by and interviews with: Joan Abella, Agnes Arquez Roth, Janine Burger, Mela Davila, Sergio Dogliani, Helene du Mazaubrun, Annette Friberg, Fabienne Galangau, Michel Guiraud, Els Jacob, Jean Patrick Leduc, Pompeo Martelli, Perla Innocenti, Laurence Isnard, Ellen McAdam, Jan Molendijk, Antonio Perna, Anne Solene Rolland, Sreten Ugričić, and Katherine Watson.

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  • Research Field 03 International Conference - Conference Program and Abstracts

    The document collects the abstracts of the papers presented during the first MeLa International Conference, that will be held in Glasgow on the 3-4th December 2012. Conference Title: ‘Migrating heritage: networks and collaborations across European museums, libraries and public cultural institutions.” Organized by the Organised by HoA - School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow as part of EC-funded FP7 project European Museums in an Age of Migrations (MeLA).

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