The museum profession in the future Peter van Mensch Zagreb 26 May 2010
theory practice ethics professionalism
<ul><li>Professional discourse </li></ul><ul><li>“ Authorative Heritage Discourse” </li></ul><ul><li>Laurajane Smith 2007 ...
basic parameters
conceptualising heritage institutions
 
axis of tradition and renewal
Who decides? founders curators users
private collectors curators users
institutionalisation private collectors curators users
institutionalisation professionalisation government curators users
professional autonomy founders board members curators professionals users
professional autonomy founders board members professionals users
professional autonomy founders board members professionals users Managers Educators Conservators Registrars Exhibition des...
Collections based organisation
 
Functions based organisation
New professionalism <ul><ul><li>specialisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>technical rationalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
re-conceptualising audiences founders board members professionals visitors consumers guests customers
re-conceptualising audiences <ul><li>Mission vs market </li></ul><ul><li>Disneyfication vs ethical responsibility </li></ul>
New Marketing <ul><li>Destinisation </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Experience design </li></ul><u...
Learning <ul><li>Falk & Dierking </li></ul><ul><li>Kolb </li></ul><ul><li>Hein </li></ul><ul><li>constructivist learning t...
New museology <ul><li>Social activism </li></ul><ul><li>Social inclusion </li></ul>
 
Richard Sandell
social inclusion <ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Representation </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul>
Tyne & Wear Museums and Archive <ul><li>Our mission is to help people determine their place in the world and define their ...
<ul><li>Our vision for the future is for everyone to have access to museum provision in Tyne and Wear, to use this access ...
<ul><li>We make a positive difference to people's lives  </li></ul><ul><li>We inspire and challenge people to explore thei...
re-conceptualising audiences founders board members professionals users participants co-creators
<ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Tim O’Reilly 2004  </li></ul>
web 2.0 <ul><li>Community of connected users </li></ul><ul><li>The network as platform </li></ul><ul><li>Harnessing collec...
<ul><li>Museum 2.0 </li></ul>
 
 
participation or involvement?
participatory paradigm founders board members professionals communities of users
 
 
 
 
 
wikipedisation?
<ul><li>Council of Europe 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society  (Faro...
<ul><li>a  heritage community  consists of people who value specific aspects of cultural heritage which they wish, within ...
cultural brokerage
Kathy Gee 1995
Who decides? founders professionals users
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The future of the museum profession

  1. 1. The museum profession in the future Peter van Mensch Zagreb 26 May 2010
  2. 2. theory practice ethics professionalism
  3. 3. <ul><li>Professional discourse </li></ul><ul><li>“ Authorative Heritage Discourse” </li></ul><ul><li>Laurajane Smith 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Paradigm shifts </li></ul>
  4. 4. basic parameters
  5. 5. conceptualising heritage institutions
  6. 7. axis of tradition and renewal
  7. 8. Who decides? founders curators users
  8. 9. private collectors curators users
  9. 10. institutionalisation private collectors curators users
  10. 11. institutionalisation professionalisation government curators users
  11. 12. professional autonomy founders board members curators professionals users
  12. 13. professional autonomy founders board members professionals users
  13. 14. professional autonomy founders board members professionals users Managers Educators Conservators Registrars Exhibition designers
  14. 15. Collections based organisation
  15. 17. Functions based organisation
  16. 18. New professionalism <ul><ul><li>specialisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>technical rationalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>standardisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>performance measurement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>accreditation schemes </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. re-conceptualising audiences founders board members professionals visitors consumers guests customers
  18. 20. re-conceptualising audiences <ul><li>Mission vs market </li></ul><ul><li>Disneyfication vs ethical responsibility </li></ul>
  19. 21. New Marketing <ul><li>Destinisation </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Experience design </li></ul><ul><li>Transformational experience </li></ul>
  20. 22. Learning <ul><li>Falk & Dierking </li></ul><ul><li>Kolb </li></ul><ul><li>Hein </li></ul><ul><li>constructivist learning theory </li></ul><ul><li>Museums, Library and Archives Council </li></ul><ul><li>General Learning Outcomes </li></ul>
  21. 23. New museology <ul><li>Social activism </li></ul><ul><li>Social inclusion </li></ul>
  22. 25. Richard Sandell
  23. 26. social inclusion <ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Representation </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul>
  24. 27. Tyne & Wear Museums and Archive <ul><li>Our mission is to help people determine their place in the world and define their identities, so enhancing their self-respect and their respect for others. </li></ul>
  25. 28. <ul><li>Our vision for the future is for everyone to have access to museum provision in Tyne and Wear, to use this access and to value it for the significant and positive impact that it makes upon their lives. We will provide real or virtual, worldwide access to our museums and their collections. </li></ul>
  26. 29. <ul><li>We make a positive difference to people's lives </li></ul><ul><li>We inspire and challenge people to explore their world and open up new horizons </li></ul><ul><li>We are a powerful learning resource for people of all ages, needs and backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>We act as an agent of economic regeneration and help build and develop communities and the aspirations of individuals </li></ul><ul><li>We are fully accountable to our stakeholders and users </li></ul><ul><li>Our resources should be accessible to everyone </li></ul>
  27. 30. re-conceptualising audiences founders board members professionals users participants co-creators
  28. 31. <ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Tim O’Reilly 2004 </li></ul>
  29. 32. web 2.0 <ul><li>Community of connected users </li></ul><ul><li>The network as platform </li></ul><ul><li>Harnessing collective intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>User generated content </li></ul>
  30. 33. <ul><li>Museum 2.0 </li></ul>
  31. 36. participation or involvement?
  32. 37. participatory paradigm founders board members professionals communities of users
  33. 43. wikipedisation?
  34. 44. <ul><li>Council of Europe 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro Convention) </li></ul><ul><li>ratified by Croatia 6/6/2007 </li></ul>
  35. 45. <ul><li>a heritage community consists of people who value specific aspects of cultural heritage which they wish, within the framework of public action, to sustain and transmit to future generations. </li></ul>
  36. 46. cultural brokerage
  37. 47. Kathy Gee 1995
  38. 48. Who decides? founders professionals users

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