Article | Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Linköping University; Norrköping; Sweden 18-20 February 2008 | The Processes of Contemporary Museum Constructions: Designing Public Space and Engaging Audiences

Title:
The Processes of Contemporary Museum Constructions: Designing Public Space and Engaging Audiences
Author:
Margaret Tali: University of Tallinn, Estonia
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Year:
2008
Conference:
Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Linköping University; Norrköping; Sweden 18-20 February 2008
Issue:
030
Article no.:
019
Pages:
243-261
No. of pages:
19
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2008-05-20
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


New museum buildings in CEE are monuments that relate to negotiating new narratives of identity and statehood. Our aim in this article is to close-study the processes related to three museum constructions in Central Eastern Europe ‚Äď Estonia; Hungary and Croatia. We examine the three public museums in the context of their locations; ranging from the suburbs to the city centres and study their establishment in the context of privatization; urbanisation; and reaching out for the audiences. The architecture of new museum buildings is seen as an outcome of historical and social processes growing out from the recent past of the three countries. In the contemporary arena the museum represents the reinterpreted relationships between private and public; as well as culture and money. All three new museum constructions have been driven by interests of different public authorities; neoliberal market actors; and to a lesser degree; by the local citizen society.

Keywords: Central Eastern Europe; museum boom; museum architecture; spatial politics; audience engagement

Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Linköping University; Norrköping; Sweden 18-20 February 2008

Author:
Margaret Tali
Title:
The Processes of Contemporary Museum Constructions: Designing Public Space and Engaging Audiences
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List of referred interviews carried out by the authors:


1. Interview with Marija Gattin; Head of the MSU archive; 18.05.2007.


2. Interview with Sirje Helme; Director; KUMU Museum; 4.07.2007.


3. Interview with Zsuzsanna Feher; Head of Communications Department; LUMU Museum 30.07.2007.


4. Interview with Piret Kullerkupp; Head of Collections; KUMU Museum 10.12.2007.


5 Interview with Peter Inkei; Director of Budapest Observatory; 3.01.2007.


6. Interview with Anna Balvanyos; Head of the Program Department; LUMU Museum; 3.01.2008.


7. Interview with Barnabas Benscik; Director of Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange; ACAX; Budapest 25.02.2008.


8. Interview with Ivan Ronai; Museums Expert; Hunagrian Ministry of Culture; 25.02.3007


9. Interview with Snjezana Pintaric; MSU Museum Director; Zagreb; 7.03.2008


10. Interview with Marika Valk; Art Museum of Estonia Director; Tallinn; 9.04.2008.

Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Linköping University; Norrköping; Sweden 18-20 February 2008

Author:
Margaret Tali
Title:
The Processes of Contemporary Museum Constructions: Designing Public Space and Engaging Audiences
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