Social object: museum object in the participatory museum
Социальный объект: музейный предмет в партиципаторном музее

Aleksey V. Smirnov, Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education «Saint-Petersburg State University»
2021 Vestnik of Saint Petersburg State University of Culture  
The «new museology» movement, which seeks to revise the principles and foundations of the activities of modern museums, has introduced a few new concepts into consideration, one of which is the concept of «social object». «New Museology» interprets a social object as the basis for constructing an exposition of a participatory museum, which makes it possible to consider a social object as an analogue of a museum item. Since the concept of a «museum item» is one of the key theoretical tools of
more » ... ern museology, its content can be expanded within the framework of the scientific understanding of a participatory museum. Directions of such a theoretical study are presented in this article. The analysis of the transformation of a museum object into a social object during the transition from the traditional principle of building a museum exposition to a participatory one made it possible to identify several problems in the activities of a participatory museum related to the communication potential of its exhibits. The understanding of a social object is formed based on an analysis of examples of exposition and exhibition activities presented in the book by N. Simon «The Participatory Museum».
doi:10.30725/2619-0303-2021-1-126-132 fatcat:vajkazszh5d5xls6loyc7bzgou