The definition of the museum through its social role
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For the seventh time in its history the ICOM  Definition of a Museum is under discussion, with a view to possible revision to be agreed at the General Conference in Kyoto in September 2019. As part of this process, ICOFOM initiated an academic debate on the Definition, welcoming museologists, museum professionals and policy makers to a suite of symposia held around the world in 2017. In this article, we consider the results of symposia held in France, Argentina, Brazil, and Scotland in the light of the changing social role of museums, and reveal how the museum has come to perceive itself differently in relation to museum values, participation and social inclusion in Europe and Latin America.
Brown , K E & Mairesse , F 2019 , ' The definition of the museum through its social role ' , Curator: The Museum Journal , vol. 61 , no. 4 , pp. 525-539 . https://doi.org/10.1111/cura.12276
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