Experimental Museology: Institutions, Representations, Users

Marianne Achiam (Editor), Michael Haldrup (Editor), Kirsten Drotner (Editor)

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Experimental Museology scrutinizes innovative endeavours to transform museum interactions with the world. Analysing cutting-edge cases from around the globe, the volume demonstrates how museums can design, apply and assess new modes of audience engagement and participation.

Written by an interdisciplinary group of researchers and research-led professionals, the book argues that museum transformations must be focused on conceptualizing and documenting the everyday challenges and choices facing museums, especially in relation to wider social, political and economic ramifications. In order to illuminate the complexity of these challenges, the volume is structured into three related key dimensions of museum practice - namely institutions, representations and users. Each chapter is based on a curatorial design proposed and performed in collaboration between university-based academics and a museum. Taken together, the chapters provide insights into a diversity of geographical contexts, fields and museums, thus building a comprehensive and reflexive repository of design practices and formative experiments that can help strengthen future museum research and design.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)9780367406776
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Museology
  • Citizenship
  • Exhibions
  • Design
  • Participation

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