chapter  13
12 Pages

Inclusive Collecting Strategies of City Museums in a Diverse Society: Thoughts on the Implementation of Multi-perspectivity beyond Group Categories

Blickwinkel' is an audio guide that was created in 2011 by the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum, as part of the Zweite Heimat Köln initiative, sponsored by the RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur and the Friends of the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum. Blickwinkel tried to propose a different understanding of the concept of migration, which shifts the focus from migration and mobility to migrants and their understanding of their surroundings. 'Blickwinkel' is a participative project, but only to a certain extent: people still had to be selected and because of time pressure could not be involved in the decision processes. 'Blickwinkel' presents some similarities with the Curious exhibition which was presented in St Mungo Museum, Glasgow. The audio guide was developed with eleven Imis, because the number eleven is part of Cologne's mythology. The audio guide deconstructs stereotypes by presenting different forms of mobility and life trajectories.