NEWMUSEUM(S). Stories of company archives and museums

Brussels, Belgium

48th ENCATC Cultural Happy Hour explores stories of company archives and museums

To celebrate the start of a new year, on 30 January in Brussels ENCATC partnered with Museimpresa for an exceptional evening to discover the film “Newmuseum(s). Stories of company archives and museums”.

100 Cultural Happy Hour guests attended the screening at the European Parliament of this documentary film directed by Francesca Molteni. It was a powerful and visual reminder of the commitment of company archives to preserve their heritage and showcasing museums dedicated to telling their stories to benefit the development of the Italian and European cultural identity. It prompted reflections around questions like: What is the role of company archives and museums today? How are these places, where the industrial culture is collected and transmitted, changing both in Italy and in Europe?

To deepen reflections, a discussion panel shared their perspectives. Invited speakers included: Silvia Costa, MEP, S&D CULT Coordinator; Patrizia Toia, MEP, ITRE Vice-Chair, Michele Quaroni, Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the EU; Walter Zampieri, Head of Unit for Cultural Policy DG EAC European Commission; Renzo Iorio, President of Cultural and Development Steering Committee Confindustria; Alberto Meomartini, President of Museimpresa; and Francesca Molteni, the film’s Director.

This event was promoted by Museimpresa (Corporate Archives and Museums Italian Association). It was organised under the aegis of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.

NEWMUSEUM(S). Stories of company archives and museums