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THE EMEE TOOLKITS AND EXEMPLARY COP-UNITS
One of the special features of the EMEE project is that it does not settle for simply assembling a num- ber of ‘best practice’ examples. Rather, the project highlights the close links between a theory-based concept and systematically developed ideas for prac- tical execution, to lay the best possible groundwork for the museum’s own efforts in future. In this regard, the EMEE Toolkits ful ll an important role, especially in combination with corresponding workshops and a special study module, designed to ensure the suc- cessful integration of the central concepts of Change of Perspective (COP) in education and training for mu- seum experts and other related roles working in the  eld of cultural heritage.
At the beginning of the  rst stage of the pro- ject, the scienti c and theoretical foundation for strengthening the multi-perspective and participa- tive angle of the transregional and European dimen- sions that local, regional and national history muse- ums encounter in their work were laid. Against this backdrop, the project team created the EMEE Toolkit series, consisting of  ve manuals and a collection of examples that offer an overview on the different ap- proaches used in the manuals. With that being said, the primary task of the EMEE Toolkit series was and
still is to bridge the gap between theory and its appli- cation in a practical context and, consequently, to en- sure the sustainability and viability of the central con- cepts of the EMEE project. Over the course of the project, however, working with the manuals provided a  rm basis for the subsequent stage of the project, during which the project team and many partners of the EMEE network employed the concept of Change of Perspective in their EuroVision Lab. activities and in doing so, applied the ideas to a practical context.
Toolkit 1: Making Europe visible. Re-Interpretation of museum objects and topics. A manual
This Toolkit is dedicated to the COP 1, i.e. the Change of Perspective referring to the re-interpretation of a museum’s existing object collection. At the very heart here lies the development of European and transregional perspectives on objects that aim to re- veal the close links between local, regional, national and European levels of meaning of the cultural her- itage in Europe by using multi-perspective forms of presentation. More precisely, there are eight differ- ent approaches that can help analyze local museum objects to determine if and how they can ‘make Eu- rope visible’. However, the intention is not for unilinear
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