ABOUT THE EMEE PROJECT
The ‘EuroVision – Museums Exhibiting Europe’ (EMEE) project explores an innovative interdisciplinary approach for national and regional museums to re-interpret their objects in a broader context of European and transnational history. The necessary theoretical and practical framework is developed, put into practice and evaluated by an international, trans-sectoral network bringing together the creative excellence of museums and cultural workers in a project based on the scientific expertise of History Didactics in mediating culture. It will be presented to the visitor in the so called EuroVision Lab. using the motto ‘One Object – Many Visions – EuroVisions’.
The EuroVision Lab. is experimental by nature and is taking place in seven partner institutions and their networks. It involves a variety of different activities with public appeal (e.g. exhibition projects, cultural performances) which put into practice the concept of Change of Perspective for the Europeanisation of museum work. This concept has been developed by History Didactics in order to deal with historical culture and historical identity.
Welcome brochure ‘Welcome to the EMEE project’ [English]
University of Augsburg
EU Culture Programme
THE CONCEPT OF ‘CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE’
EMEE tries to enable a Change of Perspective (COP) on many levels:
CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE AS EUROPEAN RE-INTERPRETATION OF OBJECTS (COP 1):
The innovative approach calls for a re-interpretation of objects and object groups that reveal the complex diversity of historical meanings. As if they were looking through a range of different lenses, visitors can discover that one and the same object can be perceived in various ways and thereby can change its meanings. In that way the Change of Perspective functions as a ‘school of perception’ that enables visitors to actively be engaged in the construction of different levels of meaning and to develop a transnational understanding of history.
CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE AS ROLE MODIFICATION BETWEEN MUSEUM EXPERTS AND VISITORS (ACTIVATION AND PARTICIPATION) (COP 2):
The concept practises the Change of Perspective between museum experts and visitors. The museum puts strategies to the test that lead away from its traditional prerogative of historical interpretation towards a new role as a facilitator. The individual steps range from the activating presentation of the objects to stagings, synaesthetical exhibitions and accompanying cultural programmes that allow the visitor to incorporate their historical identity, expectations, questions, and also abilities into the work of the museum.
CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IN THE PROCESS OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION (COP 3):
Change of Perspective is achieved by changing the contexts of the objects by means of international exchange of the objects and by ensuring mobility of the cultural workers involved in order to overcome the narrowness of national perspectives and to enter into the dialogue of multiple historical narratives.
With the support of the Culture Programme
of the European Union
Thank you also for the support of
the Bavaria Research Allicance