Interactions in the House of European History

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Abstract

The House of European History (HEH, 2017) emerges as potential aggregator of people, while aspiring to represent
different communities in transnational categories, through the knowledge of a multiple but often diffuse whole. The first
temporary exhibition seeks to cultivate the knowledge of the other. In the encounter that Interactions proposes, a discourse on
Trading, Fighting, Negotiating and Learning is made to understand and debate how our identity is shaped.
In the light of a fragmented European community and having in mind the European policy of Europeanisation through
cultural heritage, it is our aim to question what narrative of the history of a continent? Which territories of exclusion or (in)
visibility can we delimit? How does the HEH participate in a broader cultural policy of Europeanisation of historical memory?
And, by mapping the installation and museological content of Interactions: how can a museum contribute to the debate on the
meaning of “being European”?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-76
Number of pages9
JournalMuseological Review
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • House of European History
  • Interactions
  • Europeanisation
  • Memory and Museums

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