Bridging European communities: investigating networks and collaborations models for museums, libraries and public cultural institutions

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This paper presents an overview of the original research under development within the EU-funded FP7 SSH MeLA project, Research Field 03 (RF03) "Network of Museums, Libraries and Public Cultural Institutions." In this Research Field we are investigating innovative coordination strategies be-tween public European museums, libraries and public cultural institutions, for the benefi t of multicultural audiences and towards European integration. Museums and libraries, in particular, developed as historically separate insti-tutional contexts and distinct cultures, yet their commonalities are increasingly important to their sustainability in a globalised world. However, a theoretical framework to scope and address such collaborative model still needs to be developed in the specific context of a transnational and multicultural European society. The Research Field 03 team is framing its research along four thematic areas: Narratives for Europe, European Cultural and Scientific Heritage, Migration and Mobility, and Collaboration Models. Th e goal of our investigation is to lay the foundations for a theoretical framework sup-porting coordination and networking between museums, libraries and public cultural institutions at European level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMuseums in an Age of Migrations
Subtitle of host publicationQuestions, Challenges, Perspectives
EditorsLuca Basso Peressut, Clelia Pozzi
Place of PublicationMilan, Italy
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2012


  • cultural institutions
  • libraries
  • digital libraries
  • museum exhibitions
  • digitization
  • digital access
  • cultural education

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