(New) trends in museology — a subjective view Cover Image

(Nowe) trendy w muzealnictwie — spojrzenie subiektywne
(New) trends in museology — a subjective view

Author(s): Marcin Zdanowski
Subject(s): Museology & Heritage Studies, History of ideas, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Inclusive Education / Inclusion, Sociology of Art, History of Art
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Ludoznawcze
Keywords: museology; entrepreneurial museum; heritage interpretation; third place; net-working

Summary/Abstract: The article presents (in subjective terms) the directions of museology development, and shows issues related to the change of approach to museum audience. It is indicated that the viewer, recipient, or even participant, is more and more often placed in the center of the interest of a contemporary museum. The article pays attention to the change in mu-seum’s attitude in recent years. The once common transfer of knowledge, was changed to stimulating thinking and personal development. The set point for this attitude can be, the still little known, though dating back to 1957, Tilden’s principles of heritage interpretation. An attempt was also made to transfer Ray Oldenburg’s theory of Third places to museum context. In addition, arguments for an entrepreneurial and strategic approach to museum functioning and management were presented. Furthermore, a number of examples were shown, supporting the thesis that building a network of relationships and partnerships is one of the most interesting and effective tools in managing a contemporary museum.

  • Issue Year: 7/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 289-308
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish