LISBON | PORTUGAL – Within the scope of the fifth general meeting of the International EU culture project ‘Eurovision – Museums Exhibiting Europe’, the National Museum of Archaeology will held the opening of the exhibition ‘Europe through (our) objects. One object, many visions’, on February 22, 2016, at 18.00.
The National Museum of Archaeology will held the opening of the exhibition ‘Europe through (our) objects. One object, many visions’, under the scope of the fifth general meeting of the International EU culture project ‘EuroVision – Museums Exhibiting Europe’. This exhibition is part of a set of events carried out within the umbrella project’s activity ‘EuroVision Lab.’. The Lab. runs in all seven EMEE partner institutions and will put into practice the project results, such as the re-interpretation of local museum objects in a more European context and the modification of the traditional roles of museum experts and visitors.
In this exhibition, five objects from different historical periods are presented – Biface, Bell-beaker vase, Grave stele decorated with ‘Escrita do Sudoeste’, Figurative Roman Mosaic and ‘Alquerque’ Gameboard –, all from the Portuguese territory, but that could easily be found in other parts of Europe. The distances of time and space are blurred so that anyone – person or community – can reinvent them, according to their worldviews.
With this in mind, it constitutes an exercise of re-interpretation of this five museum objects, selected by the museum team, in a more comprehensive European context. Visitors will be challenged to discover and reinterpret these old and ever new objects.
With innovative and interdisciplinary concepts based on didactics of history, the museum project ‘EuroVision – Museums Exhibiting Europe’ (EMEE) – funded by the EU Culture Programme with 2 million euros – is intended to develop multi-perspective approaches for the Europeanisation of national and regional museums. Thereby, also especially those people who usually do not go to museums shall be convinced. New ways of representation, scenography and possibilities to participate help the visitors to discover transnational and European perspectives. At the same time, the project develops creative concepts for the ‘audience-development’ and tries to assign a new role to the museum as a ‘Social Arena’ within an increasingly multicultural society.
The EMEE project is coordinated by the Chair of History Didactics of AUGSBURG UNIVERSITY. Project partners are the NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM in Lisbon (Portugal), the MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY HISTORY in Ljubljana (Slovenia), the NATIONAL HISTORICAL MUSEUM in Sofia (Bulgaria), the ATELIER BRÜCKNER GMBH in Stuttgart (Germany), the art association MONOCHROM in Vienna (Austria), the ROMA TRE UNIVERSITY IN ROME (Italy) and the UNIVERSITY PARIS-EST CRÉTEIL – ESPE in Paris (France). Apart from the project partners, further museums and partners loosely associated with the project will be present at the meeting.
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