On Monday, April 25, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg attended the opening of the collaborative project entitled, Moving Lusitalia, in Dudelange.
Moving Lusitalia is a collaborative project — essentially Public History — within the framework of Esch 2022: European Capital of Culture and developed by the Documentation Center on Human Migrations (CDMH) in Luxembourg.
The Moving Lusitalia exhibition is devoted to the history of the “Little Italy” district in Dudelange, Luxembourg. The exhibition showcases:
“…recorded personal experiences, documents, and objects provided by its inhabitants, evocations of the Italian periods (between 1880 and 1970) or Portuguese (between 1960 and the 2000s). Since its creation, the district has been transformed by various migratory flows, mainly linked to the rise and then the decline of the steel industry. The Italy Quarter has since become a low-cost housing area, new ways of life are taking shape and new communities are settling there. Over the decades, multiculturalism and living together have taken root.”
Photos courtesy of the Cour Grand-Ducale/M. Dassard