Dr Susannah Eckersley and ICCHS Alumnus Dr Michal Koskowski will soon be travelling to Goerlitz in Germany to undertake fieldwork at the Silesian Museum as part of the MeLa Project: European Museums in an Age of Migrations. The museum covers the culture and history of Silesia, a region with a complex past, straddling the border between Germany and Poland. To find out more about the project follow the ICCHS MeLa research team on Twitter @MelaNewcastle
European Museums in an Age of Migrations (MeLa) is a €2.9million project funded by the European Commission. ICCHS’s work within the project involves a historical and contemporary focus on the significance of museum representations of place for expressions of cultural identity in European museums. It addresses questions surrounding place-people(s)-culture relations in contemporary European museums, involving consideration of the ways in which museums construct places and their inhabitants through representational practices.