Initiatives carried out in 2009

Production of the video "The Paolo Cresci Museum for the History of Italian Emigration." in three languages, Italian, English and Spanish, which can also be viewed and downloaded from the Foundation's website at: www.fondazionepaolocresci.it.

Publication of No. 1 and No. 2 of the journal "ALTROVE - Journal of History and Interculture." semi-annually online at the Foundation's website at: www.fondazionepaolocresci.it.

Participation in the setting up of the "National Museum of Italian Emigration"

At the Roman museum, the" Cresci Foundation for the History of Emigration" provided more than 150 images and 90 original documents. It also made available the film "Arandora Star. The Forgotten Tragedy" co-produced by the Foundation and the broadcaster 'Noi Tv', footage of a series of interviews with emigrants scattered around the world made by the scientific curators of the "Cresci" in Lucca, as well as the video in three languages presenting the 'treasures' of the Foundation based in the Ducal Palace.

Publication of No. 1 volume of the Series "Quaderni della Fondazione Paolo Cresci per la storia dell'emigrazione italiana":

Maria Serena Balestracci, Arandora star. From oblivion to memory, the book, which is the result of research funded by the Paolo Cresci Foundation, was presented on July 2, the anniversary of the ship's sinking, in the presence of Graziella Feraboli, daughter of a victim, and Romeo Broglia Councillor of the Province of Parma.

Expansion of the museum's exhibit system

The intervention enabled the museum to be enriched with three new showcases that allowed for the display of new material particularly some from the donation of original documents from the family of the late Raghorn Nilo Mazzanti.

Didactics for the Museum Paolo Cresci

The educational activity carried out by the Cresci Museum aims to deepen reflection on the phenomenon of migration and the encounter between cultures. The school world today faces new problems due to the presence of immigrant students in classrooms with the consequent inevitable difficulties of integration due to the diversity of language and culture. The educational role of the Cresci Museum has been carried out in the following directions:

- Teacher training, through the publication of the magazine "Elsewhere"

- educational lectures within the museum itself

- production of printed and audiovisual materials as teaching aids for use both at the Museum and in individual schools

Implementation of educational projects together with schools.