Article | NaMu; Making National Museums Program; Setting the Frames; 26-28 February; Norrköping; Sweden | The Art Museum as a Platform for Self-formation

Title:
The Art Museum as a Platform for Self-formation
Author:
Mette Houlberg Rung: Statens Museum for Kunst, Denmark
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Year:
2007
Conference:
NaMu; Making National Museums Program; Setting the Frames; 26-28 February; Norrköping; Sweden
Issue:
022
Article no.:
017
Pages:
199–210
No. of pages:
12
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-09-19
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


This article considers the tradition of ‘Bildung’ in relation to the museum by drawing on recent self-formation theories developed by the Danish social analysts Lars Geer Hammerhøj and Lars-Henrik Schmidt. It is argued that today the museum can be used as a platform for self-formation; where the museum user employs the museum narratives and the art works in a self-formative and personal way. Furthermore; the article debates the pedagogical challenge; which faces the museum today; suggesting that the museum should take a more active role museum; becoming a partner for dialogue instead of a lecturer.

NaMu; Making National Museums Program; Setting the Frames; 26-28 February; Norrköping; Sweden

Author:
Mette Houlberg Rung
Title:
The Art Museum as a Platform for Self-formation
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NaMu; Making National Museums Program; Setting the Frames; 26-28 February; Norrköping; Sweden

Author:
Mette Houlberg Rung
Title:
The Art Museum as a Platform for Self-formation
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