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Jun. 08.

Reflektioner over ‘Inclusive Museum’ konferencen

Under overskriften The inclusive museum: the view from abroad har kulturkonsulent Yasmin Khan skrevet en kommentar i Museums Journal, hvor hun reflekterer over ‘Inclusive Museum’ konferencen, som blev holdt på Statens Museum for Kunst i foråret 2013.
Hun skriver blandt andet:

“It turns out that the UK public’s understanding of museums is not what we expected. BritainThink’s public attitude research commissioned by the Museums Association reveals people mostly want museums to care, preserve and exhibit our heritage but are not bursting for museums to be places for debate or to promote social justice and human rights.

The findings reveal the public has a different set of expectations to the aspirations of some museum professionals. The results could have been different if museums had an established reputation for being genuinely more inclusive. Perhaps we ought to take stock of what’s happening in museums beyond the UK?

I recently participated in the Inclusive Museum, an international conference bringing together hundreds of delegates dedicated to the inclusive museum ethos.

The quality of its discussions indicates progress and innovation are in hand when it comes to visitors embracing social justice in museums.

I learnt of many audience-centred projects, most memorably a town museum in Denmark that hosted a homeless person in residence for three months (at his request) and a light-therapy exhibit in Finland powered by energy donated by the local community.

Karsten Ohrt, director of Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, said: “Museums are no longer masters of knowledge, but servants of knowledge.”

I agree, but the vision of museums as servants rather than masters is one that needs to fully materialise if this is how we want the public to see us.”

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“A key take-home message was the need to become more active about “in-reach” – engaging with our colleagues and peers in the sector as well as strengthening existing relationships within our reach before embarking on outreach activities.”

Continue reading here:

• Museums Journal, Issue 113/06, p18 – 1 June 2013:
The inclusive museum: the view from abroad
By Yasmin Khan

www.museumsassociation.org

Museums Journal


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Jun. 08.

Udvikling af mobile tjenester til museer

“Dear museums, we love you. You inspire, engage and educate.” So starts culture and tech research specialist Matthew Petrie in an open letter to our beloved British institutions. “We love you because you actively bring change and development to our communities. You just make us feel good.”

But… (and you just knew there was a ‘but’ coming). “See all those people coming through your doors? You know what the vast majority of them don’t leave home without? That’s right, their mobiles.”

With some 74 percent of visitors bringing their mobile devices through the front doors with them, it’s high time for museums to be doing more with mobile.

The Guardian – 31 May 2013:
Dear museums: the time is right to embrace mobile
Most museum visitors don’t leave home without their mobile – it’s time to exploit that fact, says Matthew Petrie




When it comes to museums, mobile is about innovating the audience experience, not the technology. “There is acknowledgement that mobile is a very powerful tool, but it is just a tool and one that we need to master,” museums say, “It should be used strategically – in the right way, with the right audience and at the right time.”

The Guardian – 8 June 2013:
Mobile culture: innovating the audience experience, not the technology
Most museums have already embraced mobile, and they are thinking about it in more sophisticated and strategic ways




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Feb. 24.

Fem tips til museums- og gallerimedarbejdere

Working ‘front of house’ in a museum covers everything visitors see. Louise Emberson, Visitor Services Manager at Woking’s Lightbox gallery – shared five tips for creating great visitor experiences.

5 tips for gallery staff

 

 

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Apr. 23.

Hvordan får vi museer til at blive ‘nice’?

“Unge danskere vender ryggen til museerne. De gider dem ikke. Derfor er museumsfolk fra Tate i London og MoMA i New York blevet hentet til København for at give gode råd til de danske museer.”

Artikel i Politiken den 18. april 2012

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I samme boldgade:

The Happy Museum Project, happymuseumproject.org,
led by Tony Butler, Director of the Museum of East Anglian Life, is seeking to create a community of practice in UK museums committed to supporting transition to a high well-being, sustainable society.

This will be stimulated by a series of activities beginning with the launch of the paper, The Happy Museum.
happymuseumproject.org/(..)/The_Happy_Museum_report_web.pdf

Alongside the launch of the paper a fund of £60,000 is available to UK museums to demonstrate that the principles of happiness and well-being can leave a legacy of cultural change within their organisations or communities. Recently Tony Butler went to Sweden to talk about the project, read his blog.
happymuseumproject.org/blogs/the-happy-museum-in-sweden

Source: Audiences UK

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Feb. 18.

Der sker for lidt

“Selvfølgelig må et museum i dag se anderledes ud, end det gjorde for 50 år siden.”

Kommentar af Mogens Holm, teaterchef, Taastrup Teater. På et rundbordsseminar om publikumsudvikling i november 2011 sagde Mogens Holm blandt andet:

“Der er mange i Danmark, der arbejder med publikumsudvikling. Men hvis man kan gå ind på en institution og ikke kan få øje på det i løbet af 60 sekunder, så findes det ikke. Så når jeg får at vide, at museerne rent faktisk har steder, hvor man sidder og arbejder med publikumsudvikling, så tænker jeg, at så har museerne et større problem, end jeg troede – for jeg kan ikke rigtigt se det nogen steder. Det virker måske en anelse provokerende at høre, men jeg kan ikke få øje på det, når jeg snakker med museumsfolk, eller når jeg kigger mig omkring på museerne.

Jeg ved, der er en stor museumskonference i foråret, hvor jeg har været med til at drøfte lidt, hvad indholdet skal være, og der må jeg altså sige, at det kan da godt være, der er nogen, der nu har sat det på dagsordenen, men hvor er det henne på museerne? Hvor er det i arkitekturen? Hvordan kan man se på museernes arkitektur og indretning, at der rent faktisk er arbejdet med publikumsudvikling?

Selvfølgelig må et museum i dag se anderledes ud, end det gjorde for 50 år siden. Hvis ikke det gør det – i betragtning af, hvad der er sket samfundsmæssigt, teknologisk, demografisk – så er det noget pjat at sige, at man har flyttet sig. Hvis ikke der også organisatorisk er sket en forandring – hallo! – hvis man stort set stadig har den samme slags hierarki, og hvis personalet ser fuldstændig ens ud, som det gjorde for 30 år siden, da Danmark demografisk set var et helt andet land, end det er nu, så er det ikke andet end snak.

Og det er ikke en anklage. Det er bare en konstatering af, at så sker der ikke noget.”

 

 

Citatet er hentet fra rapporten Fra guder til tjenere [PDF i A4, 56 sider, 4 MB]

 

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