The International Network of Migration Institutions

The current trend in the development of migration museums, named differently worldwide, is an interesting phenomenon, as it may contribute to the creation of a new and multiple identity, at an individual and collective level. Like the United States with Ellis Island, Australia, Canada, and more recently several European countries – e.g. France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom – have been creating such venues to facilitate transmission between generations as well as encounters between migrants and the host populations, by telling their personal story. Continue reading The International Network of Migration Institutions

Heritage Networks

M. Severo, Heritage Networks. Managing Network Cultural Heritage with the Web, Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2009.

The world of cultural heritage is undergoing a substantial transformation. The notion of ‘cultural heritage’ has been extended beyond art works and monuments to include a larger number of natural and man-made works. We call this new type of heritage ‘network cultural heritage’, as it is composed of elements that are widespread and yet strongly connected. Continue reading Heritage Networks