Socially engaged practices in museums and archives

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In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a neoliberal turn in economic policy
involved an attack on the welfare state in general and the public sector
in particular. In this context, the efforts of the public funded museums
and archives have gradually undergone radical changes and forced its
professionals to shift their attention from the collections to the visitors.

The publication that you are about to read is in many ways an attempt
to demonstrate how far museums and archives have advanced in the
direction of a new museological. The paradigmatic turn towards “a new
museology” can be grounded in the rise of a learning regime in Europe
from the 1960s and onwards and unfolds a discourse around the social
and political efforts of museums, encouraging a growing emphasis on
collaboration between museums and communities. The societal impact
in museums is also evident in archives even though archives tent to have
an explicit focus on accessibility following the digitalisation efforts in
archives to turn access into learning.

The contributions in this publication demonstrate both the limitations
and the opportunities that exist within museums and archives for the
creation and unlocking of new approaches and practices within the
cultural heritage sector as a whole, and how these opportunities and
limitations work out when implemented as socially engaged practices
in museums and archives.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
UdgivelsesstedÖstersund
ForlagJamtli Forlag
Antal sider153
ISBN (Trykt)978-91-7948-260-2
StatusUdgivet - 2019
SerietitelFornvårdaren Serie
Nummer38

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