Final report to the European Commission
Directorate-General Education and Culture
ATT. Theodossios Mastrominas
Unit C2 – Culture: Policy and Programme
rue de la Loi, 200
27 November 2003 Ref. 2001-0177/001-001 CLT CA2
Migration, Work and Identity
Final report (year 3) with 12 attachments (No. 1-12 attached this report, and No. 1A-11A bundle-enclosed for further information).
1. The Terrassa Protocol
2. General overview
3. General remarks
4. Public and press
5. Conferences, seminars and their dissemination
6. National activities
7. International activities and interaction
8. Financial report attached (Enc. 12)
The Terrassa Protocol
Museum delegates, gathered at a conference on the theme of
Migration, Work and Identity in Terrassa (Barcelona), appeal to museum professionals all over Europe to:
- Strive for social inclusion of all communities irrespective of gender, background, culture and religion.
- Provide fair representation, through collections and interpretation, of all people in society.
- Promote equal opportunities for people with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
- And Encourage a dialogue between communities and politicians and provide a platform for political as well as cultural debate.
3 October 2003
Arbejdermuseet, Workers’Museum, Copenhagen
People’s History Museum, Manchester
Arbetets Museum, Museum of Work, Norrköping, Sweden
Museum der Arbeit, Museum of Work, Hamburg,
Museum Arbeitswelt, Museum of the World of Work, Steyr, Austria,
Museum de la Ciéncia i de la Técnica de Catalunya, Museum of Science and Technology,
Catalonia, Terrassa, Spain
– four museum organisations in Berlin:
Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Museum of European Cultures Nachbarschaftsmuseum, Neighbourhood Museum Museumspädagogischer Dienst, Museum Education Services Deutsches Technikmuseum. German Museum of Technology
– and the conference participants from 12 countries
2. General Overview
The Migration, Work and Identity project presented at the final Work, Migration, and Identitity conference in Terrassa 2003 by Peter Ludvigsen (The Worker’s Museum Copenhagen):
The theme of the museum project Migration, Work and Identity is very complex and has many faces. No European country has yet found a solution to the series of problems and challenges modern migration force upon them. So of course it was an even greater challenge for museums that The Association of Labour Museums WORKLAB took up, when we three years ago launched Migration, Work and Identity as an international museum project in a co-operation between museums in Norrköping, Sweden; Manchester, England; Hamburg and Berlin, Germany; Steyr, Austria; Terrassa (Barcelona), Catalunya, Spain and Copenhagen, Denmark.
The project was created as a three-year collaboration with financial support from The EU Commission’s Culture 2000 programme. The aim was to contribute to the European debate on cultural diversity with the expectation that greater knowledge of the different migration communities within Europe would improve understanding and tolerance. Each museum was going to run a programme of research, exhibitions and educational events. They were going to share their work with each other and thus develop a European perspective within museum work on the theme of migration and identity. The collaborative work was disseminated by means of:
- a series of national exhibitions in the partner countries;
- a common travelling exhibition organised by the Museum Arbeitswelt in Steyr;
- an educational programme for children and adults;
- information on a web-site – www.migration-identity.org – managed by the Museum of Work in
- three conferences, in Manchester 2000, Copenhagen 2001 and in Terrassa, Barcelona 2003;
- publications – issues of WORKLAB Newsletter with the papers and discussions from the
conferences and a book containing a selection of articles.
The Workers’ Museum in Copenhagen has been the lead museum concerning organisation and economy.