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.
|Title of host publication||Museums in an Age of Migrations|
|Subtitle of host publication||Questions, Challenges, Perspectives|
|Editors||Luca Basso Peressut, Clelia Pozzi|
|Place of Publication||Milan, Italy|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Mar 2012|
- cultural institutions
- digital libraries
- museum exhibitions
- digital access
- cultural education
Innocenti, P. (2012). Bridging European communities: investigating networks and collaborations models for museums, libraries and public cultural institutions. In L. B. Peressut, & C. Pozzi (Eds.), Museums in an Age of Migrations : Questions, Challenges, Perspectives (pp. 173-185). Milan, Italy.