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CHAPTER 2: EMEE OUTCOMES
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2: EMEE OUTCOMES
CHAPTER 5 CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 1
The primary goal of the EMEE project was to develop an innovative con- cept for museums, which was achieved with the concept of Change of Perspective (COP; i.e. the re-interpretation of museum objects, the rela- tion between museum experts and visitors, the international exchange) and put to the test using ‘laboratories’ (i.e. the EuroVision Lab.s). The con- cept strives to emphasize the European dimension in existing collections of national, regional, and even local history museums in a way that links local, regional, and national perspectives on cultural heritage to European perspectives. In this way, visitors are encouraged – just like in a ‘school of perception’ – to discover European dimensions within the local heritage and vice versa, so that they realize that these are not two separate enti- ties, but rather closely connected, coexisting and parallel points of view.
The COP concept, however, is not con ned to the re-interpreta- tion of the cultural heritage in museums (COP 1). Given that multi-per- spective and transregional expansions of perspectives on the cultural heritage on-site can only be effective if society as a whole is involved, the project employs activating and participatory approaches that aim to attract new visitor groups that have previously not been showing an in- terest in museums. On the whole, this makes it possible for museums to take into consideration and include the multitude of citizens’ interests in cultural heritage in a multicultural society (COP 2). Lastly, the interna- tional exchange of museum experts is equally important in this context, considering that this kind of exchange explores the European common- alities and regional differences between the cultural heritage of various European nations (COP 3).
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