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For the seventh time in its history the ICOM Definition of a Museum is under discussion, with a view to possible revision to be agreed at the General Conference in Kyoto in September 2019. As part of this process, ICOFOM initiated an academic debate on the Definition, welcoming museologists, museum professionals and policy makers to a suite of symposia held around the world in 2017. In this article, we consider the results of symposia held in France, Argentina, Brazil, and Scotland in the light of the changing social role of museums, and reveal how the museum has come to perceive itself differently in relation to museum values, participation and social inclusion in Europe and Latin America.
In this chapter Peter Burke lays down historical perspectives for the volume. He shows that an awareness of cultural history existed long before the term Geschichte der Kultur was being used in late eighteenth-century Germany. Starting with the Renaissance humanists, and with an awareness of classical antecedents, Burke discusses how histories of language and literature were written in the context of the Renaissance framework of classical glory, the darkness of the middle ages, and new dawn of the Renaissance. More surprisingly, because of art’s less learned image, the lives of artists and of art became the subject of histories, beginning with Vasari’s Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects and continuing with writers intent on boosting the artistic reputation of their particular cities. The histories of individual intellectual disciplines and doctrines also came to be written in the period spanning the Renaissance and Enlightenment. The Reformation stimulated the history of religious institutions and doctrines, whilst at a secular level the history of philosophy was being attempted by Otto Heurn in his The Philosophy of the barbarians (1600) and by his successors. From the history of philosophy there naturally came a series of histories of specific disciplines such as mathematics and medicine.
Recommendation Concerning the Protection and Promotion of Museums and Collections, their Diversity and their Role in Society
Recommendation Concerning the Protection and Promotion of Museums and Collections, their Diversity and their Role in Society, UNESCO, 2015. Articles 16-18.
Didáctica de la participación: teoría, metodología y práctica
  • V Ventosa
Ventosa, V. (2016). Didáctica de la participación: teoría, metodología y práctica. Madrid, Narcea ediciones.
Experiences from the Bi-Regional Youth Exchange
  • Eu-Lac-Museums
European young person presentation, "Experiences from the Bi-Regional Youth Exchange" (EU-LAC-MUSEUMS: Itinerant Identities: Museum Communities/Community Museums, Bridgetown, Barbados, 8 November 2018).