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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* Project has promoted the widespread circulation and use of the advancement of knowledge produced by providing open access to the research outcomes. The main findings ensuing from the different MeLa* Research Fields are reported in the MeLa* Book Series, a in-progress collection of open-access digital publicationswhich can be read and downloaded from the "Documents" section of the website.

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MeLa* Critical Archive

The MeLa* Critical Archive is a online multipurpose tool aimed at assembling, critically organising and sharing the main investigations and results produced within the different MeLa Research Fields, promoting open access and circulation of the Project outcomes, and illustrating the main findings as a unitary yet multifarious cultural proposal. The contents of the Critical Archive can be explored through the main interface, exploiting the metaphor of a sky map to offer an open and unstructured navigation, or they can be browsed through an index version, organising the resources according to thematic or analytic categories.

Research Fields

From the Blog

Ignacio Evangelista’s “After Schengen” at Stiftung Mercator, Berlin

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100 portraits of exile, the search for identity of Armenian refugees

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, as part of the Mediterranean area, a political border and a landing place, historically experienced immigration. History, culture, place names and the economy...

The strategic role of Cultural Heritage for Europe: CHCfE Project final reports

CHCfE was launched in 2013 with an ambitious goal: to collect and analyse existing and accessible evidence-based research and case studies regarding the economic, social, cultural, and environmental...


  • Christopher Whitehead, Katherine Lloyd, Susannah Eckersley, Rhiannon Mason

    March 2015 Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe Fd01 more
  • Perla Innocenti

    March 2015 Cultural Networks in Migrating Heritage Fd03 more
  • Francesca Lanz, Elena Montanari

    October 2014 Advancing Museum Practices Fd06 more
  • Victoria Walsh, Paul Goodwin, Pamela Sepulveda (eds.)

    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
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