Contemporary museums in an age of migrations: The reinterpretation of European cultural heritage

Luca Basso Peressut*, Gennaro Postiglione, Francesca Lanz

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Looking at European cultural heritage from the perspective of the twenty-first century, the question of its interpretation and reinterpretation is essential. This especially regards the different ways that societies and individuals use museums or other cultural institutions for the conservation and transmission of knowledge. The MeLa project brings a new concept to the core of this cultural problem. Age of migrations is a key term for thinking through planetary processes that reveal the deep refashioning of economic, cultural and political spheres under the impact of the accelerated mobility of goods, people, ideas and knowledge. In this context, a reconfiguration of existing museums is needed, especially for museums that are devoted to new themes and topics emerging in this contemporary age, when the great narratives of the modernity have left a multiplicity of stories and voices. The four-year interdisciplinary research MeLa aims at envisioning one such development of contemporary European museums.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Cultural Heritage Preservation - 4th International Conference, EuroMed 2012, Proceedings
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Cultural Heritage, EuroMed 2012 - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 29 Oct 20123 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7616 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference4th International Conference on Cultural Heritage, EuroMed 2012


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