Europeana Migration Collection Day – Pisa


We all have objects, photographs and tales that tell stories of where we’ve come from and what’s shaped our lives. For many of us, that involves our family’s stories of travels and migration. Sharing these personal migration histories can help us to unveil a really big story – the story of Europe and the people who live here.

Photoconsortium and KU Leuven, in collaboration with Europeana, the European digital library, in the framework of the Europeana Migration project,  organized a Collection Day and photographic exhibition hosted by the Museo della Grafica in Pisa.

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Pisa Migration

12th October 2018

h. 11-13 and 15-18: “Europeana Migration” collection day
People have been invited to share their story through objects like photographs, letters, postcards or recipes: an interview desk and a digitization station was available to collect their testimony of travels, migration and family history, and share it in the Europeana Migration website

h. 18: International Conference

  • Welcome message by prof. Alessandro Tosi, director of Museo della Grafica
  • Presentation of Photoconsortium Association, by dr. Antonella Fresa, vicepresident of Photoconsortium
  • Digital cultural heritage and education, by prof. Fred Truyen, KU Leuven, president of Photoconsortium
  • Connecting culture with Europeana, by Liam Wyatt, Europeana
  • Presentation and live demo of Europeana Migration online collection by dr. Sofie Taes, curator

An apertif followed to celebrate the official opening of the photographic exhibition.

“Thousands are Sailing”, photographic exhibition, 12 Oct – 11 Nov
20 portraits – some formal and posed, some casual or inconspicuously snapped – represent equally as many stories of people who once left their homeland to go settle abroad.

The exhibition includes images from important archives and museums from all over Europe.


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