Democratising the museum : reflections on participatory technologies / Pille Runnel, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt (eds.)

Runnel, Pille [ed.] | Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Pille [ed.].
ISBN: 9783631649169.Publisher: Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang, 2014Description: 240 p.Summary: Democratising the museum is a collection of articles reflecting upon the problem of how participation, technologically mediated or not, can support the museum in the process of becoming more accessible. The open museum shares power with its visitors while negotiating professionalism and the role of the museum in a modern society. The book looks at the roles and struggles of audiences/visitors and professionals and the role of digital technologies in supporting the participatory museum. While different chapters draw on a variety of empirical examples, the main analytical backbone of the book comes from an extended participatory action research study conducted at the Estonian National Museum. This book aims at both academics and professionals working in the museum field. (Font: Editor)
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Democratising the museum is a collection of articles reflecting upon the problem of how participation, technologically mediated or not, can support the museum in the process of becoming more accessible. The open museum shares power with its visitors while negotiating professionalism and the role of the museum in a modern society. The book looks at the roles and struggles of audiences/visitors and professionals and the role of digital technologies in supporting the participatory museum. While different chapters draw on a variety of empirical examples, the main analytical backbone of the book comes from an extended participatory action research study conducted at the Estonian National Museum. This book aims at both academics and professionals working in the museum field. (Font: Editor)

Authors -- The Challenge of Democratising the Museum / Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Pille Runnel -- I. Theorising and analysing participation: Who Authors the Nation? The Debate Surrounding the Building of the New Estonian National Museum / Pille Runnel, Taavi Tatsi, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt ; When the Museum Becomes the Message for Participating Audiences / Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Pille Runnel ; A Multi-Method and Multi-Site Interventionist Approach to Studying Audience Participation in Museums / Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Pille Runnel, Agnes Aljas -- II. Museum audiences as participants: Handicraft Hobbyists in an Ethnographic Museum - Negotiating Expertise and Participation / Krista Lepik, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt ; Analysis of Participatory Activities in the Museums in Latvia / Linda Lotina -- III. Struggles of museum professional: Facing the Death of the Author. Cultural Professional’s Identity Work and the Fantasies of Control / Nico Carpentier ; Identity Struggles of Museum Professionals: Autonomous Expertise and Audience Participation in Exhibition Production / Taavi Tatsi ; Democratising Collections through Audience Participation: Opportunities and Obstacles / Taavi Tatsi, Agnes Aljas -- IV. Digital technologies for participation: Digital Cultural Heritage - Challenging Museums, Archives and Users / Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Agnes Aljas ; Happily Lost in Virtual Space? / Nico Carpentier ; Increasing the Usability of the Museum: Four Studies / Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Pille Runnel -- V. Conclusion: Visitors, Users, Audiences: Conceptualising People in the Museum / Pille Runnel, Krista Lepik, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt

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