Curator: Sofie Taes, Photoconsortium/KU Leuven
Editor: Adrian Murphy, Collections Manager at Europeana Foundation
Producer: Małgorzata Szynkielewska, Content&Exhibitions Coordinator at Europeana Foundation

This exhibition is an output of the project Migration in Arts and Sciences.

You can find more personal stories at Europeana Migration. And if have your own story of migration, share it!


Further reading

Migration & Culture

R. MAHALINGAM (ed.), Cultural Psychology of Immigrants, Mahwah, 2006.

H. BHABHA, The location of culture, London, 1994.

S. VERTOVEC, Transnationalism and identity, in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies,
27(4), 2001, pp. 573–582.

M. LA BARBERA (ed.), Identity and Migration in Europe. Multidisciplinary Perspectives, New York City, 2015.

V.M. ESSES, K. DEAUX et. al., Psychological Perspectives on Immigration, in Journal of Social Issues, 66/ 4, 2010, pp. 635-647.

Crossing Frontiers: Science & Technology

Nobel prize winners

Marie Curie the Scientist

John Audubon's Birds of America

Rita Levi-Montalcini's biography at Washington University School of Medicine

The Extraordinary Life of Nikola Tesla by Richard Gunderman at Smithsonian magazine

The Land of Opportunity: Migrant Workers

The European Volunteer Workers (EVW) scheme

Belgian coal mines

A brief history of British coal mining – in pictures

Learning resources at National Coal Mining Museum for England

Coal mining in the Netherlands at TU Delft

Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg

E. TÖRÖK: Saroltavár – körfalu a Bánságban

E.A. BERWANGER: Charlottenburg, the Round Village, Banat Area

Mixing Traditions: Vibrant Communities

The Caribbean Immigrants Who Transformed Britain by Kaila Philo at The New Republic 

Chinese London at Exploring 20th Century London 

Chinatown posts at Liverpool Museums blog 

Photographs of Liverpool’s Chinatown from a Liverpool Museum competition 

Alexander Rackus and Lithuanians in America
R. MISIŪNAS, Pirmieji bandymai kaupti senosios lietuvių išeivijos dokumentinį paveldą JAV, in Knygotyra, 59, 2012, pp. 30-39.

Kaunas: gatvės ir žmonės, Kaunas, 2001, pp. 130-131.

The Roma in Serbia
Roma Identities in Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe

Who are Roma

Approaching preferred identity: 'Serbian Gypsies' in post-war Kosovo

Djorgovci: An Ambivalent Identity

Itinerant Artists, Everlasting Artworks

Cyprián Majerník's profile at Nedbalka Gallery

Mauricio Kagel's biography 

Hussein Chalayan's story

N. ZIVANCEVIC, Milos Crnjanski. La Serbie, l'exil et le retour, Paris, 2007.

Tamara Łempicka's profile at

Rising Stars: On Screen & Stage

Five Things You Might Not Have Known About Boris Karloff by Paul Hechinger at BBC America

The Profound Loneliness of Greta Garbo by Brigit Katz at Smithsonian magazine

Greta Garbo: Remembering Hollywood’s Most Enigmatic Star by Karen Krizanovich at Sothesby's

Carlos Gardel's legend

Krzysztof Kieślowski's profile at

Faces of Migration

Eddie Shipstad, 91, Skater and Founder of Touring Ice Show by Robert Mcg. Thomas Jr. at the New York Times

Desmond FitzGerald Photographs

Roseate tern, 19th century , John James Audubon, University of Toronto - Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Public Domain Mark
Rita Levi-Montalcini, 2017 , Daria Kirpach/Salzmanart , Wellcome Collection, CC BY-NC
Return of the miners, 1905, Constantin Meunier (original work of art), KU Leuven, CC BY-NC
Agricultural and communal map of Charlottenburg, 1794 , Anton Fr.v. Basell – Johan Kasimir Haag , National Archives of Hungary, In Copyright
Carnaval del Pueblo in South London, 2006, acediscovery, Europeana Foundation, CC BY-SA
Celebrating the recognition of Lithuania by the US, 1922, Augustinas Laukžemis , National Library of Lithuania, In Copyright
Refugees, Cyprián Majerník, Slovak National Gallery, Public Domain Mark
Mauricio Kagel, 1968, Klaus Eschen, Deutsche Fotothek, In Copyright
Portrait of Miloš Crnjanski in Belgrade, 1922, Unknown, National Library of Serbia, Public Domain Mark
Ambimorphous, Fall/Winter 2002-2003, Hussein Chalayan, Collection Photo Etienne Tordoir, courtesy Catwalkpictures (via European Fashion Heritage Association), In Copyright
Greta Garbo and Conrad Nagel in MGM’s “The Mysterious Lady”, 1928, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum, Public Domain Mark
'La Yanqui', 21 August 1926, Unknown,, In Copyright
Refugees at a railway station, 1922/23 , Press Photographic Agency, London, UCD School of History and Archives, CC BY-NC-SA
A family member from Africa, Photo Marubi, Europeana Foundation, CC BY-SA
Self-portrait, 1876, Mimmi Zetterström, Nationalmuseum Sweden, Public Domain Mark