Taking place until November 2018, this project is dedicated to university and high-school students and its purpose is to offer a new perspective on the GREAT Union and the national myths that gave it a context, from Michael the Brave to present days.
The attendees will form a team in order to create an exhibition with the support and guidance of specialists from the Bucharest Municipality Museum. The exhibition will display ten main objects, selected from all BMM museums. The project will unfold throughout the whole year, developing themes connected to the Centenary.
The exhibition style will be closely connected with the digital space as the objects will be photographed and introduced in an augmented-reality system. This way, the objects will be perceived from new perspectives and within new possibilities of promoting the exhibition’s message, as participants will be able to “transport” them through the virtual space to any desired location.
Both the exhibition content and the final design of the presentation will be decided by the young team of students taking part in the project. The BMM team and VR specialists will only support them with information, tech resources and guidance regarding the principles of setting up an exhibition in various types of environment.
The exhibition’s message is, therefore, fresh and adapted to the language of young generations, especially the Z generation of “digital natives”. The exhibition will also determine discussions with members of other generations and with history and museology specialists, given the alternative approach of the subject. More than that, the project aims to develop a sense of critique and openness to dialogue on history and identity themes among young generations.
Throughout the project, the Facebook page Histories about the Great Union will publish unknown stories of some of the most interesting objects in BMM patrimony connected to this theme, as well as information on how the project is developing.
The project is co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration, but does not necessarily represent its point of view. NCFA is not responsible for the content of the project or the way in which its results may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the grant beneficiary – the Bucharest Municipality Museum.