chapter  6
10 Pages

Europeana: Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age

ByEleanor Kenny

The development of transnational cultural projects among European city museums and other cultural institutions may primarily have an important economic impact on the museums. On the other hand, at a local level, city museums, owing to their potential for building privileged and enduring relationships with local communities within urban areas. The museum's intent, its structure based on a local network and its communication strategies, transform Palazzo Pepoli into a stimulating and highly suggestive example of the potential of local networking for city museums. Networking with other cultural institutions and actors from the city, as well as within the city places themselves and with their inhabitants, can enhance the city museum's social impact and make its actions more widespread and effective. It is widely believed that the contemporary period of mass migrations, the Internet and accelerated mobility of people, information and goods, and the process of the creation of the European Union are challenging all contemporary museums.