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The project 'Migration in the Arts and Sciences' is linked to the creation of a thematic collection about migration to, from and within Europe and the effects migration has had on European culture.


Bosnian refugees on arrival at the Willem I-Kazerne. On the left is mayor Burgers. (1992) Source: Janssens, Felix. Stadsarchief 's-HertogenboschCC BY-SA

The project will select, digitise and ingest new content to Europeana as well as curate browse entry points and exhibitions showcasing cultural treasures relating to migrant heritage. The thematic collection will take users on a journey through the effects migration has had in Europe on the arts, science and history.

The resulting thematic collection will contribute the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 by supporting a pan-European thematic campaign engaging European citizens with the subject of migration. Sound and Vision is one of the archival partners and contributes by delivering moving images, as well as other collections via the European audiovisual portal EUscreen.
The project is part of the 2016 Generic Services call, kicked off its activities in September 2017 and runs for 18 months.

Project partners

KU Leuven (BE), National Archive of Hungary (HU), National Film Archive - Audiovisual Institute Poland (PL), National Library of Lithuania (LT), National Library of Serbia (RS).