Das Netzwerk Migration erhält seit 2006/2007 eine Betriebskosten- finanzierung von der Europäischen Union.

With the support of the European Union: Support for organisations active at European level in the field of active European citizenship.

Migration in Museums

Migration in Museums: Narratives of Diversity in Europe

The project “Migration in Museums: Narratives of Diversity in Europe” has been conducted by the Network Migration in Europe e. V. in cooperation with ICOM Europe (International Council of Museums) and the Centre de Documentation sur les Migrations Humaines (Luxemburg).  It has been financed by the Capital City Culture Fund (Hauptstadtkulturfonds).

The following results derived from this project:

  1. An interview film project including twelve artists with a migrant background (writers and filmmakers) coming from nine European metropolises (Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Istanbul, London, Luxemburg/Paris, Madrid, Oslo und Warsaw). The leitmotif of the interviews was the question of the interdependency between the artistic work of the interviewees as artists with a migrant background, their life stories and the reflection about national and transnational patters of representation of culture and history within European immigration societies.
  2. The documentary film  “Migrants Moving History: Narratives of Diversity in Europe”, a 23-minute long film, has been created from this interview material, which, as a visual European dialogue, served as the starting point of the international conference “Migration in Museums” (Berlin, October 2008). The final version of the film was selected by the federal association German Short Films under the best German short films 2009 and since has been shown at national and international festivals.
  3. The international congress “Migration in Museums” in Berlin in cooperation with six museums (Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und TV, Jewish Museum Berlin, Jugendmuseum Schöneberg, Kreuzberg Museum, Museum Neukölln, Stadt Museum Berlin/Märkisches Museum). The conference included the interviewed artists, museum experts, representatives of migrant research and representatives of diverse migration organisations. All together around 100 experts from Europe and overseas took part. Here, the congress report can be viewed.   
  4. The webpage “Migrants Moving History”, offers access to a broader selection of the edited interview material.