New book shows interdisciplinary aspects of museum studies
In order to serve as an introduction to museum studies and cover a wide range of perspectives of museums, the book A museologia (Museum studies) shows the interdisciplinary nature of this subject and highlights conditions of balance between the different functions that museums are called on to perform within society. This translation of the French book by André Gob and Noémie Drouguet – La muséologie – has reached Brazil through FGV Press, filling a gap in terms of recent works dedicated to museum studies.
This is an emerging subject that sits at the crossroads of several areas in the social and human sciences. It resembles sociology when it looks at museums’ place in society and analyzes their stakeholders, and it resembles education studies insofar as it is concerned with museums’ instructive mission. Museum studies is also heavily involved in communication, contributing to the study of exhibitions as a specific media type, and it is closely linked to history, given the heritage dimension of museums.
It is interested in museums as a whole, whatever their nature, and it has gained a place among academic disciplines, attaining an important position as a professional education route.
The authors offer a fresh look at museum management and present recent developments in museum techniques, in particular those involving new technologies.
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