EUROVISION – MUSEUMS EXHIBITING EUROPE (EMEE): One Object – Many Visions – EuroVisions

1. cooperated with historico-cultural museums that had
no pre-existing links to European or transnational
perspectives on the cultural heritage on site;
2. worked with existing local collections;
3. combined the development of theoretical strategies
with practical experience and put a strong focus on
practical applicability;
4. created a modular concept of museum development
that helps museums find their own way in line with their
specific conditions, requirements and priorities;
5. was based on the fundamental concepts of History
Didactics that comprise multi-layered and differing
notions of meaning and identity – the Change of Perspective (COP)

The interdisciplinary and international EU Culture project ‘EuroVision – Museums Exhibiting Europe’ (2012-2016) – initiated and coordinated by the Chair of History Didactics of the University of Augsburg – was implemented by eight project partners from seven European countries. The main objective of the project was to develop, test and evaluate an innovative concept of museum mediation, called ‘Change of Perspective’ (COP). COP aims to support an increasing awareness and understanding of the regional and national cultural heritage on site in a European perspective through a multi-layered re-interpretation of museum objects as well as innovative and participatory approaches to traditional and new groups of museum visitors.




Even though the project has been finished by now, a strong network of workgroup members and associated partners remains. Everybody interested in the ideas of EMEE and the “Change of Perspective“ will be supported even beyond this network using the project’s outcomes. The most important outcomes are the following:

The Final Brochure and the EMEE E-Book, that in combination offer a good overview regarding all relevant goals, methods and results of EMEE;


The five EMEE Toolkits, which systematically make the theoretical foundation of EMEE accessible for museum practitioners and the five EMEE Workshops accompanying the Toolkits , which contribute to purposes of training and dissemination of the EMEE approaches;


The EMEE Study Module, that ensures the integration of the EMEE concepts into academic study programs, and a bibliography of the 50 EMEE Publications.




The Exemplary COP Units, which demonstrate in 33 examples, how to apply all five different EMEE Toolkits to one selected exhibition piece at a time;



The seven EuroVision Lab.s, in which the EMEE concepts were put to the practical test and the EMEE Documentary Films, which present the individual EuroVision Lab.s as well as the EMEE project as a whole;