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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

From the Blog

Presenting the Creative Force of Camille Henrot’s ‘The Pale Fox’ (20 September – 20 December 2014, Bétonsalon, Paris)

More than 400 photographs, sculptures, books and drawings – mostly bought on eBay or borrowed from museums, others found or produced by the artist [...]

Introducing the ‘After Schengen’ Photo Series

These places that previously the Schengen treaty, delimited territories and in which the traveler had to stop and show his documents, currently appear as abandoned places, located in a space-time...

“Parole per accogliere. Parole da cogliere”: Experiencing Words, Inclusion and Exclusion at MUST – Museo del Territorio Vimercatese

[Show picture list][[Show as slideshow]] From the 15th to the 29th of June 2014, the MUST-Museo del Territorio Vimercatese featured “Parole per accogliere. Parole da cogliere” (Words to receive....


  • 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
  • MeLa Newsletter

    May 2014 MeLa Newsletter #09 Fd07 more
  • 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 01

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