Inventing Europe is now online at www.inventingeurope.eu!
This remarkable exhibition explores the history, culture and formation of Europe through the lens of technological objects and images.
Historians and cultural heritage institutions from across Europe have joined in this pioneering collaboration to tell a new and innovative history of Europe. Inventing Europe brings the Making Europe book series to life by interrelating it with the collections of over ten cultural heritage institutions.
What can a floppy disk drive, a film about the Trans Europe Express or samples of chemical dye tell about Europe? Visitors will discover that nothing is quite what it seems and that there is more to an object than appears at first sight.
Visitors can follow a number of object-based tours through the history of the last century and a half. The tours are collected within different exhibitions that explore the broader themes of Daily Lives, Media & Communications, Knowledge Societies, Infrastructure, Globalization and Governance. Visitors see how the grand processes of history have worked through localized objects and interactions.
Inventing Europe is developing a new educational program where students across Europe learn new ways of engaging with rich primary materials. European universities in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland and Portugal already use Inventing Europe as a teaching tool.
Inventing Europe was developed from the prototype “Europe, Interrupted”, (http://www.europeinterrupted.eu). Europe Interrupted drew on the work of the European Science Foundation-funded research program “Inventing Europe” and the collections of five science and technology museums.
Our thanks go to the Inventing Europe partner institutions:
- Deutsches Museum
- Dokumentationzentrum Alltagskultur der DDR
- Hungarian Museum for Science, Technology and Transport
- Museum Boerhaave
- Museum Centre Vapriikki
- Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
- Norsk Teknisk Museum
- Science Center NEMO
- Science Museum in London
- Tropical Research Institute of Portugal.
Inventing Europe is also a pilot project of the Europeana API.