MeLa-Research Project

February 19th, 2011

Kick-off-Meeting: 9th March 2011

Musei Capitolini
Sala Pietro da Cortona
Palazzo dei Conservatori,

Palazzo Nuovo
Piazza del Campidoglio, 1

09.30-13.00 / 15.00-18.00

National museums and galleries emerged in the context of the consolidation of the nation-state in Europe from the 18th century onwards. At the beginning of the 21st century, the intellectual underpinnings of many of these institutions are being questioned, while at the same time, new forms of interaction with the publics are formed. The purpose is to develop a new role for national museums and libraries that allows them, in an innovative way, to adequately reflect past trends and processes that are not constrained by national borders, engage the interest of new social groups and audiences, while simultaneously acting as agents of social cohesion and stability in Europe.



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