Europeana Migration Collection Day – Pisa

Share

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.
We all have objects, photographs and tales that tell stories of where we’ve come from and what’s shaped our lives.
As with other Collection Days, in Pisa an interview room with digitization station was set up: citizens and museum visitors were invited to share their stories about travels and migration, to share the common research of new horizons, accompained by objects like photographs, letters, postcards or recipes, which represent a bridge between their past and the presence.
During all day about 20 testimonials have been collected which will soon appear online at migration.europeana.eu.

masi ettore intervista-155508

photo by Rudy Pessina

In the late afternoon, the official opening of the photo exhibition “Thousands are Sailing” celebrated the Europeana Migration collection and marked a great day for photographic heritage and citizens participation.
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. It will be on show until 11th November.

mostra-155661

photo by Rudy Pessina

An apertif and good time concluded the evening in Pisa.
To conclude the initiative, on Sunday the 14th, in occasion of the “Families at Museums” national day, the Museo della Grafica arranged a special event  dedicated to children and parents: a guided visit to the “Thousands are Sailing” exhibition and a creative laboratory  were set up, giving to families the opportunity to participate and reflect upon what it means to “follow your dream”.
More on the 12th October: http://www.photoconsortium.net/happy-stories-from-pisa-collection-day-europeana-migration/
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/238852503456635/
About Thousands are Sailing: http://www.photoconsortium.net/thousands-are-sailing-photograhic-exhibition-in-pisa-12-oct-11-nov-2018/

mostra-155599

photo by Rudy Pessina

EYCH
More information:

photography.europeana.eu

migration.europeana.eu

Pisa Migration

 

 

Leave a Reply


Related Articles

Arno, Compagno di Vita - photoexhibition in Pisa
European Commission’s project WeAre#EuropeForCulture is partnering with Photoconsortium’s network to organize participatory events in various European cities, with the aim of creating exhibitions that include both institutional and crowdsourced heritage and which celebrate the diversity of European cultural heritage, by engaging citizens in the co-creation of cultural experiences. The series of exhibitions is a legacy from the activities of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The...
Saving Collective Visual History - online workshop by Photoconsortium
The opening event for the prestigious DIGITAL PAST 2021 conference, organized by the Royal Commission of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, was a 1-hour capacity building workshop by PHOTOCONSORTIUM to share experiences and lessons learnt for visual collections' preservation, digitization and digital transformation. Collections of analogue material that depict our collective visual history is deteriorating, with urgent need of saving for future generations. If we can't save the anal...
WeAre#EuropeForCulture: partnerships across Europe
WeAre#EuropeForCulture is about engaging local communities with cultural heritage,  to connect people and histories at local and European level. According to the European Commission guidelines, the project principally addressed teenagers, adults and ageing people, with a particular view in engaging, at each location, communities which are considered hard-to-reach, marginalized or minority. The idea of the project was to hold co-creation events in 10 European countries plus a final one in Belg...
BLUE SKIES, RED PANIC - photo exhibition
Through the images from some of the most important european photographic archives, this exhibition showcase the era of the 1950s of a nascent Europe, balacing between east and west, freedom and repression, terror and euphoria. The Pisa display is the first of a series, as the exhibition is coinceived to be travelling across Europe.