European Museums in an age of Migrations

Posted by Helen Moore, Marketing Manager

Ashgate recently published the fourth book in an informal series of books made possible by the European Commission-funded ‘MeLa – European Museums in an age of Migrations’ project.

The MeLa Project looks at the effects of the migration of people, objects, knowledge and information on the form and role of the contemporary museum, and aims to identify innovative practices that will drive its evolution.

The MeLa general objectives include:

  • Rethinking the role of museums in building a democratic inclusive European citizenship;
  • Envisioning strategies and exhibition practices to support the new role of museums in an age of migrations;
  • Improving knowledge on cultural heritage diversity and identity representation.

For more information visit http://www.mela-project.eu/

museums migration and identity in europeRelated books from Ashgate:

Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe, Edited by Christopher Whitehead, Katherine Lloyd, Susannah Eckersley and Rhiannon Mason

Cultural networks in migrating heritageCultural Networks in Migrating Heritage, Perla Innocenti

Migrating Heritage, Edited by Perla Innocenti

Postcolonial MuseumThe Postcolonial Museum, Edited by Iain Chambers, Alessandra De Angelis, Celeste Ianniciello, Mariangela Orabona and Michaela Quadraro

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