NEW MUSEOLOGY AS A FACT OF CONTEMPORANEITY
Text topic: New Museology Between Theory and Practice
Text author: Ангелина Милосављевић Аулт
This essay is on new museology and its essential concepts. The discourse is based on the concept of new museology as a utopian project that emerged as criticism of the, so-called, traditional museum. Although its foundation is usually dated back to 1989, in Peter Vergo’s seminal The New Museology, we are more inclined to date it in the mid-1970s, linking it to broader artistic, social, economic and political movements of the post-1968 world. The idea expressed in this paper is that “the new museology” has not lost its currency, as we believe is shown in Key Concepts of Museology, published by ICOM in French in 2009, and in English 2010.