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

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The MeLa editorial activity promotes the widespread use of the advancement of knowledge produced by the Project. Special policies have been agreed by the Consortium Partners in order to guarantee a high open access level to all Project products, and in particular to make publications readable and downloadable.
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The MeLa*Books Series


>> Access the series of open-access digital publications which report the main findings ensued from the research activities developed by the different MeLa Research Fields.



  • MeLa Research Field 01 Final Brochure: Museums & Identity in History and Contemporaneity

    What are the relationships between places, peoples and identities? How are these relationships represented in museums and how does this relate to the experiences of visitors? Should museums’ representational practices regarding people-place relations are changing and/or should change, and if so how? These are some of the questions that are investigated in Research Field 01: Museums and Identity in History and Contemporaneity. Researchers analysed key displays in numerous European museums as well as interviewing staff and audiences in order to understand how and why museums develop such displays and how visitors, including those with migrant backgrounds, respond to them. Migration has inevitable connections with some of the most pressing issues in European societies, such as the mobility of people, multiculturalism, diversity, equality of opportunity and social cohesion or division. Museums have the potential to play an important role in exploring these issues. This research builds on existing work in museums to develop ideas for responsible and thought-provoking practice that can have a positive impact on society.

    MeLa Research Field 01 Final Brochure: Museums & Identity in History and Contemporaneity Research Field 01 - Document - March 2014 Fd01 Document more