NEW MUSEUM FACING OLD DILEMMAS
Text topic: Studies
Text author: Ангелина Милосављевић Аулт
The term ‘new museum’ came into use at the end of the 20th century, followed by ‘new museology’ which referred to questioning the very foundations of the traditional museums. In the concept of the new museum, its suggested social-political role placed museum professionals before new challenges, first programme-wise, by changing the focus from the artifact to the person, i.e. by creating museum content. This paper presents the concept of the new museum first through a prism of its basic concepts, and then through the prism of concepts contained in the ICOM publication. Although this publication recognizes the critical tones in advocating for the revision of the museum, we notice considerable reservations as a reflection of the museum institution crisis.