Museum in discussion

Implementation: 2017–2018

Head of project: Čeněk Pýcha

Other members of the project team: Jakub Jareš, Václav Sixta

Description of project: The project aims to link activities of museums with contemporary historical science. It will look at museum exhibitions from the perspective of the content and concepts through which museums enter the public space. In particular, it will focus on what stories, with what purpose and how exhibitions tell stories and to what extent they are influenced and conditioned by the memory culture of the given society. At the same time, the project focuses on the analysis of narratives (especially national narratives) through which museums and monuments create their expositions. It will also deal with museum interpretations of selected topics and the way museums think about collections and exhibits.