As part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, Europeana in partnership with museums, galleries, libraries and archives across Europe, held 18 collection days in 12 countries on the theme of migration.
During the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, Europeana worked with cultural heritage institutions and citizens across Europe to share migration stories and objects on Europeana Migration. These stories are part of Europe’s rich and shared history of migration, and help to tell the story of Europe and the people who live here.
As part of the project, we worked with a leading international school, The British School in The Netherlands. Using one of the central themes, 'every object tells a story', as a unit of work in the Autumn term of 2018, more than 50 year 4 students worked with their families and teachers to choose an object to signify their (or their families’) migration stories. They each then wrote their story and digitised their object which was then uploaded to Europeana to sit alongside the stories shared with the migration campaign, as well as some 50 million digital cultural heritage objects. Their stories and personal objects are now part of Europe’s cultural heritage and available for reference and use.
In this case study we hear from Kimberley Harris, a teacher at The British School in The Netherlands about the steps they took, and the things they learned and achieved helping to contribute to the Europeana Migration campaign and its objectives.
Together with the National Library of The Netherlands, we’re celebrating International Migrants Day and the end of the European Year of Cultural Heritage with a special day inviting people to share their migration stories and objects in the Hague.
More than halfway through Europeana Migration, we stop to highlight some key takeaways already gained and get a word from our Chief Culture Officer Zubia Naqvi on the importance of multiculturalism and a globalised Europe.
Europeana and University Library Lucian Blaga in Sibiu are inviting communities from Sibiu and beyond to this event to share their personal migration stories - and objects such as pictures, diaries, videos and letters - to our migration collection.