European Commission - 7th Framework Programme European Museums and Libraries in/of the age of migrations Monday 26 January 2015

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

From the Blog

MeLa Final Event – Registration is Now Open (21-23 January | Milano, Italy)

The event is held in two different dates and locations: to participate in both days please make two different registrations. Access here the form to participate to the event on 22nd January at:...

‘Writing at Borders’ & ‘Concurrences’: New Thematic Sections from Culture Unbound

Culture Unbound has recently presented two new thematic sections that give various perspectives on concepts such as borders, mobility, narrativity and power. ‘Writing at Borders’ is edited by...

Sharing Challenges and Opportunities for ‘Engaging Spaces’ at 2014 NODEM Conference (1-3 December | Warsaw, Museum of the History of Polish Jews)

This year’s edition was conceived to reflect on “Engaging Spaces – Interpretation, Design and Digital Strategies”. By bringing together museum and heritage professionals (galleries, [...]


  • Francesca Lanz, Elena Montanari

    October 2014 Advancing Museums Practices: An Overview of Innovative Experiences in 21st Century European Museums Fd06 more
  • Victoria Walsh, Paul Goodwin, Pamela Sepulveda

    June 2014 Transfigurations: Curatorial and Artistic Research in an Age of Migrations Fd04 more
  • Luca Basso Peressut, Cristina F. Colombo, Gennaro Postiglione

    October 2014 Museum Multiplicities: Field Actions and Research by Design Fd05 more
  • MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

    June 2014 Folding the Exhibition Fd04 more
  • Iain Chambers, Giulia Grechi, Mark Nash

    June 2014 The Ruined Archive Fd02 more
  • Research Field 03

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