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Furthermore, the re-interpretation of the objects is geared to- wards presenting the objects in a way that allows for the visitors to be involved in the construction of the meaning of the objects and to expand their understanding of the local cultural heritage.
With regard to re-interpreting the objects, a primary task of the COP is the careful vetting of the museum objects. The goal is to iden- tify those objects and object groups that carry not only a local, but a transregional/European and potentially even global level of meaning and that thus lend themselves to encouraging visitors to actively contrib- ute to the multi-layered meaning of the object. Over the course of the EMEE project, various ways of identifying the transregional and cross- cultural dimensions of museum objects were developed and tested (cf. pp. 95-99).
COP 2: CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE BETWEEN
MUSEUM EXPERTS AND VISITORS
The COP concept is not con ned to the re-interpretation of museums objects, but also seeks to change the differing perspectives of museum experts and visitors. Thus, the museums engage in a process of factor- ing in the views of their visitors when exercising their prerogative of in- terpreting the cultural heritage. They gradually evolve into their new roles as facilitators, encouraging (prospective) visitors to re ect on and ex- press their own expectations, experiences and relationships concerning the museum objects.1 This implies allowing the museum to become a
1 Simon, N. (2015), The Participatory Museum, Santa Cruz, http://www. participatorymuseum. org/, Accessed 11 August 2016.
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