Our museum is a national research and development programme, which is now closed. Comprising five Danish universities and eight museum partners 2016-2021, Our Museum has facilitated new forms of citizen engagement by studying and developing how museums interact with the public in innovative ways.
We have been keen to understand how museums’ innovative practices of public interaction handle the concepts of enlightenment and entertainment, since these concepts operate as key dimensions of museums’ societal engagement in the past as well as today. Through the programme’s 13 projects we have designed, documented and evaluated how forms of public interaction and societal engagement have changed - and can change - to benefit citizens and society at large.
Our Museum was supported by the Nordea-fonden, the VELUX FONDEN and the programme partners.
This site was last updated November 2021
Our Museum in The Media
The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication is out!
NEW BOOK. Museums today find themselves within a mediatised society, where everyday life is conducted in a data-full and technology-rich context. In fact, museums are themselves mediatised: they present a uniquely media-centred environment, in which communicative media is a constitutive property of their organisation and of the visitor experience. The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication explores what it means to take mediated communication as a key concept for museum studies and as a sensitising lens for media-related museum practice on the ground.
OPEN CALL. We are delighted to invite you to contribute to a proposal for a chapter for an edited volume Experimental Museology: Institutions, Representations, Users that we are finalising for submission to Routledge. Based in part on our own practice-based research into museological and curatorial practices in art galleries, science centres and cultural-history museums, we propose a new experimental framework for developing museum practice.