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Disciplinary borders within Museology

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Museology is a cross-disciplinary discipline, which has played very diverse roles in the development of different academic disciplines such as Archaeology, History, Art History etc. But how do we secure a critical and sustainable interchange between these disciplines and museology?

In her book The Disobedient Museum (2018) Kylie Message argues that Museum Studies has stagnated and forgotten to ask central questions to itself as a discipline.

With this panel, we discuss:
• The status and function of museology within different disciplines.
• How can/should these disciplines feed the development of Museology/Museum studies as a university discipline and programme in the 2020s?
• What should the borders and responsibilities be between museums and universities in this development.

• Ane Hejlskov Larsen, associate professor in Museology and Art History, Aarhus University, DK. Head of Research programme in museology: http://cc.au.dk/en/research/research-programmes/research-programme-in-museology/

• Brita Brenna, professor, Centre for Museum Studies, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo, NO.

Original languageEnglish
Publication year31 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2018
EventWhere are the Borders? Challenges in Nordic Museology - Ateneum, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 30 Aug 20181 Sep 2018


ConferenceWhere are the Borders? Challenges in Nordic Museology

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