The National Museum of Italian Emigration, a new museum promoted by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Culture, has opened in Rome.
It covers every aspect of the emigration phenomenon, from the economic, social and cultural points of view. The museum is laid out in chronological order and covers themes such as recruiting, boarding, housing, types of work, integration and discrimination.Also available are materials of scientific value, such as letters, period newspaper, and objects pertaining to the everyday life of the emigrant. In the speech given for the inauguration of the Museum, the President of Italian Republic – Giorgio Napolitano - remembered the “extraordinary flow of emigration from Italy that is a key chapter in the History of Italy. […] It was an extraordinary flow of emigration which had spread traces of the Italian presence in the whole world”.
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