Europeana Migration Collection Days

Europeana, along with museums, galleries, libraries and archives across Europe, hold collection days where people, young and old, are invited to share stories of working lives in the past and present, with material such as pictures, diaries, videos and letters

For upcoming and previous events, explore the map or see the full list below


  • 29 February 2020, Border Crossings: The Great Experiment - Collection Day, National Maritime Museum, London, United Kingdom
  • 8 February 2020, Palača Sponza, Reading Room of the State Archives in Dubrovnik, Croatia


  • 24 August 2019, Cork City Library (with researchers from the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University College Cork)
  • 17-18 January 2019, City Library Ivan Vidali, Korčula, Croatia (organised by State Archives of Dubrovnik)
  • 28 February - 31 March 2019, Beyond - an exhibition on migration, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • 18 May 2019, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin, Ireland


  • 15-17 March 2018, House of European History, Brussels, Belgium
  • 10-11 May 2018, Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, Hungary (and partners: REACH project partners, National Archives of Hungary)
  • 26-27 May 2018, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin, Ireland
  • 23 June 2018, Instituto Cervantes Library, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 6-7 July 2018, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (in partnership with People's Collection Wales)
  • 13-14 July 2018, University Library Lucian Blaga, Sibiu, Romania (in partnership with Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Romanian Academy)
  • 18-19 August 2018, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin, Ireland
  • 12 September 2018, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies in cooperation with Croatian Heritage Foundation, Zagreb Croatia (and partners: Croatian Ministry of Culture, Croatian Radio Television)
  • 12 October 2018, Museo della Grafica, Pisa (organised by KU Leuven / Photoconsortium)
  • 19-20 October 2018, National Library of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 21 October 2018, National Day of Genealogy and Local History, Centre Culturel An der Eech, Leudelange, Luxembourg (organised by Centre de documentation sur les migrations humaines)
  • 26-27 October 2018, Centre de documentation sur les migrations humaines, Luxembourg
  • 9-10 November 2018, National Library of Latvia, Riga, Latvia (with partners Latvians Abroad Museum)
  • 10 November 2018, National Library of Greece, Athens, Greece (with partners Music Library of Greece and National Library of Greece)
  • 24-25 November 2018, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin, Ireland
  • 27 November 2018, Community House Eton Rd., Newport, Wales (with partners People's Collection Wales and National Library of Wales)
  • 30 November & 1-2 December 2018, The Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland
  • 18 December 2018, National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague, Netherlands

Sharing your story online

In addition to the events above, we also invite you to share your story - through objects like pictures, letters, postcards or recipes - with Europeana Migration online.