Museums as Creators of Identity: Keys to an Inclusive Museology in Contemporary Art Museums

By Olaia Fontal.

Published by The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

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Museums can be simple containers of heritage, but they can also perform functions of communication, education, socialization and integration. In addition, contemporary art museums can generate artistic heritage, because educational actions occur inside them that create and influence feelings of ownership towards the works of art among the public. These feelings can be described as the absence of ownership, latent ownership, clear ownership, and expanded ownership. We analyze these theoretical principles, based on a study in which we explore each of them with educational actions developed in Spanish, European and American contemporary art museums. This study is part of a great national research project that began in 1999 in Oviedo University (Spain).

Keywords: Museum Education, Art Education

International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.89-96. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 716.213KB).

Dr. Olaia Fontal

University Teacher, Art Education Department, Valladolid Univesity, Valladolid, Spain

Ph D. Education Sciences, Licentiate in Fine Arts, Licentiate in Art History, has published many books and scientifical articles on Art Education, Museum education and Heritage Education.


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