THE CONCEPT OF ’CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE’
EMEE tries to enable a ‘change of perspective’ 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 CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE 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.