Article | Entering the Minefields: The Creation of New History Museums in Europe: Conference Proceedings from EuNaMus; European National Museums: Identity Politics; the Uses of the Past; and the European Citizen; Brussels 25 January 2012 | The House of European History Linköping University Electronic Press Conference Proceedings
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Title:
The House of European History
Author:
Taja Vovk van Gaal: Director of the Academic Project Team Christine Dupont: Historian to the Academic Project Team
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Year:
2012
Conference:
Entering the Minefields: The Creation of New History Museums in Europe: Conference Proceedings from EuNaMus; European National Museums: Identity Politics; the Uses of the Past; and the European Citizen; Brussels 25 January 2012
Issue:
083
Article no.:
008
Pages:
43-53
No. of pages:
11
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2013-02-11
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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At the end of 2015; the House of European History (HEH) will open its doors in Brussels. The paper describes the genesis and the development of this museum initiative launched and supported by the European Parliament. It discusses the challenges the project has to meet. How to combine sometimes diverging political; historical and museological agendas? How to face legitimate questions about the budget; the contents; the concerns about political intervention? How to involve the visitor? How to deal with complicated issues in 24 languages? How to develop a balanced and critical narrative about the history of Europe? These are the challenges the HEH has to face in order to become a place of meeting; discussion and debate around the complex but fascinating history of Europe.

Entering the Minefields: The Creation of New History Museums in Europe: Conference Proceedings from EuNaMus; European National Museums: Identity Politics; the Uses of the Past; and the European Citizen; Brussels 25 January 2012

Author:
Taja Vovk van Gaal, Christine Dupont
Title:
The House of European History
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Entering the Minefields: The Creation of New History Museums in Europe: Conference Proceedings from EuNaMus; European National Museums: Identity Politics; the Uses of the Past; and the European Citizen; Brussels 25 January 2012

Author:
Taja Vovk van Gaal, Christine Dupont
Title:
The House of European History
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