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MeLa Experimental Action at Museo Diocesano in Milan: Critical Observations from the Second Test of the App Aimed at Rethinking Religion Representation (12 June 2014, Milano)

Through the cooperative effort of the involved researchers from the Design Department of Politecnico di Milano and ITIA CNR, the MeLa Project is promoting an Experimental Action in the context of the Museo Diocesano Milano, where an innovative app is being developed in order to rethink religion representation in museums.

On 12th June, the researchers organised the 2nd test of the app, which was conducted through the involvement of 15 people with various religious backgrounds. Through the use of the app, they were guided through an alternative fruition and experience of one of the artworks pertaining to the museum collection, a catholic painting representing a miracle about Eucharist.


‘Ceci n’est pas la mer à boire – La mer imaginée par les élèves de l’Ecole Italie’ (Dudelange Gare Usines, 26 June 2014)

The travelling exhibition “The Memory of the Sea”, that is currently on display at the Centre de Recherche sur les Migrations Humaines (CDMH) in Dudelange (7 May – 27 July 2014), is being complemented by a series of cultural events. Among these, the students of the local primary school, École Italie, have developed a project aimed at exploring in the related topics through a special glimpse on the problems of recycle and reuse.

The exhibition of the outcomes of this experience will be inaugurated on 26 June, and will be on display from 27 June at 11 July at the Dudelange Gare Usines.


Broadening the Experiences and the Reflections on ‘The Memory of the Sea’

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The exhibition «La Mémoire de la Mer. Objets Migrants en Méditerranée», was inaugurated at the Centre de Documentation sur les Migrations Humaines in Dudelange, Luxembourg, on 8 May. Through the photos by Alessandro Brasile and Mattia Insolera, and videos by Fitour Belhiba and Kami Fares/Giulia Ardizzone, the exhibition presents the experience of the Sea Memory Museum in Zarzis (Tunisia). The exhibition was first presented at the Museum of Ethnography and Prehistory Luigi Pigorini in Rome (December 2012), then at the Galata Museum in Genoa (February 2013), at the GAMeC in Bergamo (July 2013) Every step of this journey was an occasion to add new layers, diverse interpretations, different points of view: that is why it was important, for MeLa*, to have the exhibition travel and let it communicate as much as possible.


GRAMNET Workshop on ‘Migration and Intimate Life’ (University of Glasgow, 18 June 2014)

The Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Research Network (GRAMNET) is pleased to announce its first interdisciplinary one-day workshop (full program and abstracts). The workshop will explore the formation and transformation of intimacy, family and social networks in the context of transnational migration, and will take place at the University of Glasgow on 18 June 2014. Attendance is open to academic and non-academic researchers, as well as practitioners and volunteers from the voluntary and public sectors. The initiative is funded by the University of Glasgow’s New Initiatives Fund and Robertson Bequest. The workshop is organised by Dr Francesca Stella and Dr Marta Moskal.

Confirmed speakers include: Professor Tracey Reynolds (London South Bank University), Dr Naomi Tyrell (University of Plymouth), Dr Caleb Johnston (University of Edinburgh), Professor Alison Phipps (GRAMNet, University of Glasgow). MeLa WP3 Leader Dr Perla Innocenti will present ‘Migrating heritage: how cultural institutions are showcasing the intimate lives […]

‘Transfigurations’: The Forthcoming MeLa RF04 Exhibition to Reflect on Curatorial and Artistic Research in an Age of Migrations (20-26 June 2014, MACBA, Barcelona)

Within the framework of MeLa Research Field 04, the fieldwork developed by the Royal College of Art into curatorial and artistic research will culminate in the exhibition “Transfigurations: Curatorial and artistic research in an age of migrations”.

How are globalisation, digital media and changing patterns of migration affecting our understanding and experience of the contemporary work of art, and how are contemporary artists engaging with curators to think about the condition of the contemporary through their work, its display and collection? How are curators working with new forms of artistic production, particularly ‘immaterial’ works of art, that fall outside conventional forms of display, collection and archive?

This research exhibition brings together a rich group of international artists and curators:

• MACBA in Barcelona with curator Bartomeu Marí and artist Lawrence Abu-Hamdan • Bétonsalon in Paris with curator Mélanie Bouteloup and artist Camille Henrot • Whitechapel Gallery in London with […]

University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies to Display ‘100 Stories of Migration’ (24 June 2014 – 13 February 2015)

The University of Leicester is soon to be inaugurating the exhibition “100 Stories of Migration”, that will be displayed from 24 June 2014 to 13 February 2015 at the Museum Studies Building (19 University Road, Leicester LE1 7RF, United Kingdom). The initiative is the result of a partnership between the University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies and the Migration Museum Project, which was conceived to create the UK’s first dedicated Migration Museum and to tell the story of movement into and out of the UK in an engaging way.

The exhibition grew out of a photography competition led by the Migration Museum Project with The Guardian newspaper, which invited both professional and amateur photographers to send images presenting individual stories of migration across different times and from different places and perspectives.



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