Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration – Permanent exhibition – Repères. Photo: Saphinaz Amal Naguib
The Centre for Museum Studies is an interdisciplinary research centre that applies a range of diverse perspectives on museums and musealization processes.
Areas of study
The Centre for Museum Studies aims to link the museological research undertaken at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS) with that conducted by other parties elsewhere. The Centre's main areas of expertise are museums and the history of knowledge, museums and the politics of identity, and how museums organize and manage culture and nature. Research at the Centre encompasses a wide range of museal institutions. Today, many of the existing distinctions between museums of anthropology/ethnology, art and natural history are being challenged. Among the central themes of the research carried out at the Centre are the origins, structures, developments and renegotiations of these demarcation lines.
- the history of museums
- the biographies of objects
- identity and institution building
- exhibition analysis
- the development of disciplines and museum formation
- processes tied to cultural heritage
- Museum Policies in Europe 1990-2010 by Lill Eilertsen & Arne Bugge Amundsen (eds.) Nov 12, 2012 09:38 AM