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The MeLa* Project

MeLa* European Museums in an age of migrations is a four year long research project funded by the European Commission under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities Program (FP7th). MeLa* is an interdisciplinary programme which reflects on the new museums role with the aim to define new strategies for contemporary museums in a context characterized by a continuous migration of people and ideas.

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MeLa* Books

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 the research products and, in particular, to the series of open access digital publications which report the main findings ensued from the activities developed by the different MeLa Research Fields. All the books are readable and downloadable from the "Documents" section of the website.

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Research Fields

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Research Field 06 Midterm Seminar Brochure: Envisioning 21st Century Museums

By triggering a multi-disciplinary and multi-perspective critical debate about the transformation of the contemporary museums, the Seminar aimed at capturing the complexity of these processes by...

MeLa Research Field 02: Final Brochure Released

The scope of Mela Research Field 02, investigating “Cultural Memory, Migrating Modernity and Museum Practices,” is that of exploring the complex interactions between the cultural...

‘Side by Side – Living in Cazenove’: Exploring Community and Diversity at Hackney Museum

[Show picture list][[Show as slideshow]] This was the question underlying the process that led to the “Side by Side: Living in Cazenove” exhibition at Hackney Museum (23rd January – 17th...


  • Research Field 02

    April 2014 Research Field 02 Final Brochure: Cultural Memory, Migrating Modernity and Museum Practices Fd02 more
  • Research Field 06

    April 2014 Research Field 06 Midterm Seminar Brochure: Envisioning 21st Century Museums Fd06 more
  • Research Field 03

    April 2014 Research Field 03 Final Brochure: Network of Museums, Libraries and Public Cultural Institutions Fd03 more
  • Research Field 01

    March 2014 Research Field 01 Final Brochure: Museums & Identity in History and Contemporaneity Fd01 more
  • Iain Chambers, Alessandra De Angelis, Celeste Ianniciello, Mariangela Orabona and Michaela Quadraro

    March 2014 The Postcolonial Museum. The Arts of Memory and the Pressures of History Fd02 more
  • Perla Innocenti

    March 2014 Migrating Heritage Experiences of Cultural Networks and Cultural Dialogue in Europe Fd03 more
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