Embedding civil engagement in museums

BLACK, G., 2010. Embedding civil engagement in museums. Museum Management and Curatorship, 25 (2), pp. 129-146.

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Abstract

Initiatives over the last decade on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond have sought to reposition museums at the heart of their communities as agents for civil engagement. This paper explores the principles involved in making the role possible, using the example of urban history museums. It argues that this will take time, commitment and careful planning, and will impact on every aspect of the museum's activities. It is an essential task however, reflecting the direction museums should be taking in society in the 21st century, but will only be achieved if there is a change of culture across the profession.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Museum Management and Curatorship
Creators: Black, G.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date: 2010
Volume: 25
Number: 2
Identifiers:
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10.1080/09647771003737257DOI
Rights: © 2010 Taylor & Francis (Routledge), an Informa Group Company.
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:48
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:06
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3034

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