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Migration in the Arts and Sciences

The project created a curated collection about migration to, from and within Europe and explored the effects migration has had on European culture.

Posted on Thursday September 14, 2017

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

1 September 2017 to 28 February 2019
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Anke Wolff
The Netherlands

About the project

Migration has always been part of the European identity. Since before the Roman Empire, Europeans have been travelling and living in other parts of the world. In addition, non-Europeans have also brought part of their culture to Europe. Thanks to migration, Europe has become the rich and complex culture that is today.

The Migration in Arts and Science project explored the effects of geographical movement in Europe. The project partners ran a series of collection days involving museums, libraries, archives and audiovisual heritage institutions across Europe that specialise in or are interested in the theme of migration. As a result, the project digitised and delivered more than 220,000 new records to Europeana from more than 750 data providers.

To highlight the effects of migration on our cultural heritage, the project created the Migration collection on Europeana. Here users can see how the flow of people and new ideas demonstrates that migration is woven through and enriches our everyday lives in many ways.

This project was a Europeana Generic Service project and was co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.

Project partners

  1. Europeana Foundation (project coordinator)

  2. Stichting Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld & Geluid

  3. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

  4. Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny

  5. National Archives of Hungary

  6. Martynas Mažvydas, National Library of Lithuania

  7. Narodna biblioteka Srbije - ustanova kulture od nacionalnog značaja

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