Schilling, Susanne and Cinzia Angelini, Günther Friesinger, Susanne Popp (eds) (2016), European perspectives on museum objects. Selected examples on the Change of Perspective, Wien: edition mono.
What is the point(ing)? Innovation through reproduction.
Anika Kronberger, Günther Friesinger
The ambitious aim of the EMEE-project is to make museums more accessible in many ways: with an innovative and interdisciplinary approach developed by history didactics the project wants to re-interpret museum objects and put them into a broader context of national and transnational history. Visitors shall face objects not only on a regionally and nationally determined level of meaning, but discover transnational and European perspectives using new means of presentation, performances and possibilities for participation. At the same time the project develops creative concepts for audience development. Particularly by involving and activating the visitor, the project tries to attract the rather large number of “non-visitors” to the museums.
With around 2 million euros the Culture Programme of the European Union supports a museum project to be implemented between November 2012 and October 2016, coordinated by the University of Augsburg, department of history didactics, headed by Prof. Dr. Susanne Popp. Project partners are the Université Paris-Est Créteil (France), Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy), the Bulgarian National History Museum in Sofia, the Museu Nacional de Arqueologia in Lisbon (Portugal), the National Museum of Contemporary History in Ljubljana (Slovenia), the art association monochrom in Vienna (Austria) as well as the Atelier Brückner in Stuttgart (Germany).
Project lifetime: 01/11/2012 – 31/10/2016
Project coordinator: University of Augsburg
Funding: EU Culture Programme (EACEA)