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Publication : Democratising the Museum, reflections on Participatory Technologies, Runnel, Pille / Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Pille (eds.)

Democratising the Museum. Reflections on Participatory Technologies, Runnel, Pille / Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Pille (eds.)

Democratising the Museum

Reflections on Participatory Technologies
Runnel, Pille / Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Pille (eds.)
Year of Publication: 2014
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien,
2014. 240 pp., 17 b/w fig., 10 tables, 7 graphs
ISBN 978-3-631-64916-9 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-653-03972-6 (eBook)

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Book synopsis

Democratising the museum is a collection of articles reflecting upon the
problem of how participation, technologically mediated or not, can
support the museum in the process of becoming more accessible. The open
museum shares power with its visitors while negotiating professionalism
and the role of the museum in a modern society. The book looks at the
roles and struggles of audiences/visitors and professionals and the role
of digital technologies in supporting the participatory museum. While
different chapters draw on a variety of empirical examples, the main
analytical backbone of the book comes from an extended participatory
action research study conducted at the Estonian National Museum. This
book aims at both academics and professionals working in the museum field.

Contents

Contents: Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt/Pille Runnel: The Challenge of
Democratising the Museum – Pille Runnel/Taavi Tatsi/Pille
Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt: Who Authors the Nation? The Debate Surrounding
the Building of the New Estonian National Museum – Pille
Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt/Pille Runnel: When the Museum Becomes the Message
for Participating Audiences – Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt/Pille
Runnel/Agnes Aljas: A Multi-Method and Multi-Site Interventionist
Approach to Studying Audience Participation in Museums – Krista
Lepik/Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt: Handicraft Hobbyists in an
Ethnographic Museum – Negotiating Expertise and Participation – Linda
Lotina: Analysis of Participatory Activities in the Museums in Latvia –
Nico Carpentier: Facing the Death of the Author. Cultural Professional’s
Identity Work and the Fantasies of Control – Taavi Tatsi: Identity
Struggles of Museum Professionals: Autonomous Expertise and Audience
Participation in Exhibition Production – Taavi Tatsi/Agnes Aljas:
Democratising Collections through Audience Participation: Opportunities
and Obstacles – Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt/Agnes Aljas: Digital
Cultural Heritage – Challenging Museums, Archives and Users – Nico
Carpentier: Happily Lost in Virtual Space? – Pille
Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt/Pille Runnel: Increasing the Usability of the
Museum: Four Studies – Pille Runnel/Krista Lepik/Pille
Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt: Visitors, Users, Audiences: Conceptualising
People in the Museum.

About the editors

Pille Runnel, ethnologist and PhD in Media and Communication, is a
research director at the Estonian National Museum.
Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt is an associate professor at the University
of Tartu Institute of Journalism, Communication and Information Studies
and research associate at the Estonian National Museum.