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Looking at migration to and from Europe historically, Europeana aims to show that the geographical moving of people makes culture richer. Our cultural heritage shows us that the Europe we inhabit today is the result of a flow of people and ideas and that migration is woven through and enriches our everyday lives in many ways.
Throughout 2018, the European Year of Cultural Heritage, Europeana will run a series of collection days and events involving museums, libraries, archives and audiovisual collections across Europe that specialise in or are interested in the theme of migration.
As a cultural heritage institution, you can invite people young and old to join in both online - by contributing to and exploring a new migration collection on the Europeana Collections website - and in the real world - by participating at museum events where they can add their personal migration stories, with material such as pictures, diaries, videos and letters, to the collection.
If you represent a cultural heritage institution with collections that relate to the theme of migration, we'd love to hear from you.
What content are we looking for?
We're looking for documentary evidence, material culture and personal stories reflecting migration movements in Europe over many centuries, as well as how these have affected the arts and sciences.
Five reasons to get involved:
The goal of the Europeana Migration Collection Days is to collect stories and material relating to migration and family history. Collection Days will take place in partner museums and other cultural heritage institutions and are an opportunity for the public to share their own individual or family migration stories. Collection day events will begin in March 2018.
How Europeana can help with your Collection Day:
If you are interested in running your own Collection Day event to digitise and add material for Europeana Migration, you can find help and advice on how to do that in the following documents (more will follow soon).
Europeana Migration Collection Days are based on the Oxford Community Collection Model.
Whether you're new to Europeana or an established data partner, we'll help you make your data work harder and do more for your organization and audiences.Learn more
Europeana is building up a new thematic collection dedicated to migration to, from, and within Europe. Learn more and get involved!Learn more
Supporting the current Europeana Migration campaign, we are offering dedicated resources to partner institutions wishing to integrate a Wikimedia component into their work. Find out more about the kinds of activities.
This event in Dublin will be held in partnership with EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, inviting all Irish people who have lived abroad and returned home, or those who have family members or ancestors who have emigrated, to come and share their stories with us.
Other events in 2018
*Some events and dates subject to final confirmation.