Memories of Travel – The Europeana Migration project in Romania

ROIU, Cristina Ioana (2019) Memories of Travel – The Europeana Migration project in Romania. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 - Athens, Greece - Libraries: dialogue for change in Session S06 - Local History and Genealogy with Asia and Oceania. In: Theme 1: Libraries as mediators, producers and partners in the development of community awareness and cultural understanding Theme 2: Local History and Genealogy in multiethnic societies, the impact of genetic mapping and digitized sources, 21-22 August 2019, Belgrade, Serbia.

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Memories of Travel – The Europeana Migration project in Romania

Throughout 2018, the European Year of Cultural Heritage, cultural institutions and associations ran a plethora of cultural projects and activities across Europe in order to get people interested and involved in cultural heritage. Europeana – Europe’s cultural digital platform, has focused on migration stories to and from Europe aiming in this way to prove that geographical moving of people makes culture richer. In the frame of the Europeana Migration project, Europeana organized 18 collection days in 12 countries collaborating with several museums, galleries, libraries and archives across Europe. The paper describes the outcomes of the Europeana Migration campaign in Romania, organized in partnership with the Library of the ‘Lucian Blaga’ University in Sibiu in July 2018. Here people have shared their migration stories and have brought also pictures, postcards, embroideries or other objects that had a particular significance for them. Their stories, memories and ‘the values they have brought with them’ in the new territories and sometimes back home, illustrate the richness of our cultural heritage and common history. They also emphasize the fact that Europe today is the result of a rich flow of people, ideas and values and in fact migration enriches our everyday lives in many ways.

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