MeLa RF03 Brainstorming workshop on European heritage, migrations and new media: networks and collaborations across museums, libraries and public cultural institutions was held on 23 April 2012 at the University of Glasgow. During this successful and interactive event, MeLa Consortium members and invited guests from the Research Field 03 expert group discussed topics of collaboration across museums, libraries and public cultural institutions, migration and European cultural and scientific heritage.
The workshop was kicked off by the local hosts Dr John Richards, Head of History of Art at the University of Glasgow and Perla Innocenti, Research Fellow and RF03 Leader, who provided an overview of MeLa and Rf03.
The paper “Bridging multicultural communities: developing the framework for a EU Transnational Museums and Libraries Network” by Perla Innocenti, John Richards, Sabine Wieber (University of Glasgow) has been successfully accepted at the Digital Humaties (DH) International Conference 2012.
The theme of the conference, which is taking place on 16 – 22 july 2012 at the University of Hamburg, Germany, focuses on ‘Digital Diversity: Cultures, languages and method’, is also relevant for MeLA topics. Conference organisers specifically invited proposals on the potential and impact of digital methods and models in fostering multilingualism and multiculturalism, and on the challenges and potential presented to DH in terms of linguistic and cultural diversity. Our paper has been highly praised by the reviewers, and we are looking forward to disseminating MeLA and RF03 research !
The EU-funded project MeLA is developing multi-disciplinary resources for investigating major European public museums, supporting their collaboration with libraries and public cultural institutions, and helping them to address contemporary challenges of globalization, European integration, and new media.
In MeLA Research Field 03 (Network of Museums, Libraries and Public Cultural Institutions) we wish to find out experiences of collaborative projects between transnational museums, libraries and other cultural institutions, focusing on multiculturalism, migration and the use of new media. Our geographic focus at this stage is on transnational and/or national partnerships within Europe and/or at extra-European level.
An online survey is available at http://tinyurl.com/MeLAproject-survey . The results of this survey will contribute to our investigation on innovative coordination strategies between museums and other cultural institutions, which will be presented to the European Commission.
Some information about this survey: – The survey consists of 30 research questions and it will take about [...]