The project lasts from September 2019 until August 2023 and has now – in September 2021 – collected 164 interviews from former migrants and their descendants in the seven participating countries.
All partners describe and explore a migration process in their country (their subproject) in a shorter, separate article in a joint online publication.
As all work has been done by using the same interview guides, by getting joint training, and by continuously discussing the ethical end methodological challenges of our approaches, some of the museum professionals involved will, in addition, write these scientific articles.
In sum, three of the articles will lead to a deeper understanding of the possibilities and pitfalls when conducting a large-scale cooperation project on sensitive cultural heritage in Europe, how the involved museum professionals affect each other and contribute to synergy effects throughout the project period, as well as the importance and benefits of relevant methods, theories, and approaches. In addition, three articles will explore in detail three of the project’s main findings – two regarding the implications related to openness vs. silence and one the topic of Istrian post-war exodus.