Guiding In a Post-Museum: Challenges and Opportunities

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Guiding In a Post-Museum: Challenges and Opportunities

Type: Master thesis
Title: Guiding In a Post-Museum: Challenges and Opportunities
Author: Guy, Marie-Claire
Issue Date: 2017-08-31
Keywords: post-museum
long life learning
visitor’s experience
Abstract: This thesis confronts guiding practices to the post-museum concept. Since the second half of the 20th century, a current stream of theories has renewed the museum’s mission in the Western world. Some label this new ideal, a ‘post-museum’. This shift has been characterized by focusing on the visitor and his or her experience. Consequently, guiding practices are challenged: alternatives must be offered to their prior model of “school like” transmission. In guided-tours, many opportunities can occur, thanks to the interaction created by the personal guide who seeks after reaching out to all the guided-visitors, including their feedback and input. Those challenges and opportunities for the guides will be analyzed theoretically and through the practical insight of three Dutch case-studies: two art museums, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Abbemuseum and the counterpoint of a commercial institution, the Heineken Experience. Based on interviews, these cases-studies will bring to light common points and inspirations to understand how guides can contribute to achieve the post-museum ideal.
Description: No plagiarism found As fvar can be assessed, no plagiarism found.
Supervisor: Leigh, Nana
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Arts and Culture (Master)
Specialisation: Museums and collections
ECTS Credits: 20

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