The volume “The EU Project ‘Museums Exhibiting Europe’ (EMEE). Ideas, Results, Outlooks” – edited by the project’s coordination team – is completing the EMEE book series. An overview presents the whole project as well as its theoretical groundwork, its single phases and results in detail. Starting with an explanation of EMEE’s core concept, Change of Perspective (COP), in relation to modern museological theory it points out the intended contribution of EMEE to the European Union’s main strategies for dealing with cultural heritage. Subsequently, the re-interpretation of objects in a transregional/European perspective alongside eight categories (see EMEE Toolkit 1) is presented. The following chapters introduce the EMEE consortium to the reader and depict the four major phases the project was structured in.
Ensuing, EMEE’s results like e.g. the EMEE Toolkit series, the EMEE workshops, the EMEE EuroVision Lab.s and the EMEE Young Scenographers Contest are presented. One chapter is dedicated to portraying the travelling elements of the EuroVision Lab.s throughout Europe, spreading EMEE’s ideas and concepts. Later on, the building of the widespread EMEE network is explained and additionally the results of the evaluation of the EMEE concept by museum experts are presented. The last two chapters finally give a short summary of the aims and outcomes of the four-year-project, that leads to the recommendations for stakeholders and policy-makers, based on the experiences with the EMEE project.