Report: EMEE EuroVision Lab. in France October 2015 – January 2016: Five steps to implement the concepts and tools of EMEE in practise with master students – A summary.

The event sequence of the first part of the EuroVision in France has been organised by the EMEE consortium member UPEC-ESPE in close cooperation with the cultural partners Le Centre Georges Pompidou and Le Musée des Arts et Métiers. The workshops has been organised for Master students of UPEC-ESPE between October 2015 and January 2016.

The concerned students of master degree 1 have choosen a research option proposed by the the University UPEC-ESPE: Museum, history of sciences, mediations – where we work arround this issue, how to mobilize resources out of school for teaching?

The event sequence has been organised in different steps:

Phase 1 (UPEC-ESPE, October): presentation of the EMEE project to the students, the partners, its objectives, its challenges, and its activities. UPEC-ESPE emphasized the importance of the European culture and the issue of the non-visitors.

Phase 2 (UPEC-ESPE, October): an object, the decimal watch, is chosen to support our thoughts: What is its European dimension? How to highlight European dimension: history, technical, scientific, uses, arts, literature, etc.?

Phase 3: Workshop at the Musée des arts et metiers (18-11-15): Do you see Europe here (decimal watch)? How to get in contact with new audience and develop ‘bridging the gap’ measures in the frame of partnership with the museum?

Phase 4: Workshop at the Centre Georges Pompidou, (02-12-15): How to develop artistic partnership in order to enrich historical exhibitions with artistic perspectives and artistic mediation tools?

Phase 5 (UPEC-ESPE; 14/18/21-01-16): with the knowledge acquired in connection with the EMEE programme, and with the data collected during the workshops, we worked with our students in order to define a first approach about cultural partnership. They have had to develop a study topic that will serve as a basis for the remainder of the year and for the second year of the master programme.