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Fornsalen på Malmö Museer- en utställningsarkeologisk undersökning

Axelsson, Anna LU and Winge, Sofia LU (2012) ABMM63 20121
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Abstract
The exhibition medium, despite being regarded as one of the world's oldest mediums, has attracted little interest from Museology research. In this thesis, we approach the subject by writing a piece of exhibition history, or rather exhibition archaeology, regarding the prehistory exhibition Fornsalen at Malmö Museer from 1978 as a time document. We emphasize, based on Michael Polany’s theories, that the implicit, “Tacit Knowledge”, our predecessors hold is necessary for the understanding of an exhibition as a result of its contemporary time. The thesis has two general purposes, where the first is to interpret and understand the exhibition within its zeitgeist, using interviews with people involved with the making of the exhibition, and... (More)
The exhibition medium, despite being regarded as one of the world's oldest mediums, has attracted little interest from Museology research. In this thesis, we approach the subject by writing a piece of exhibition history, or rather exhibition archaeology, regarding the prehistory exhibition Fornsalen at Malmö Museer from 1978 as a time document. We emphasize, based on Michael Polany’s theories, that the implicit, “Tacit Knowledge”, our predecessors hold is necessary for the understanding of an exhibition as a result of its contemporary time. The thesis has two general purposes, where the first is to interpret and understand the exhibition within its zeitgeist, using interviews with people involved with the making of the exhibition, and archival material as main sources. We state that Fornsalen was inaugurated in an interesting time that met a change in value in terms of epistemological beliefs and perspectives on pre-history, and where new archaeological methods and results rapidly outdated the exhibition. In terms of mediating, the exhibition can be regarded as innovative and modern in different ways, both technically as well as approaching the museum visitors. With the newly acquired insight of the past, the second purpose of this essay is to gain understanding of present time. As the museums of today face a time of change, new approaches have been developed in order to meet the demands of accessibility and openness. By comparing the work and values regarding Fornsalen with how they approach the intended exhibition at Malmö Museer today, we gain insight of how the Museum is dealing with these demands by implementing a method recently introduced in Sweden called Generic Learning Outcomes (GLO). We argue that the implementation of GLO not only serve as a way of meeting the demands for openness, but also in a long-term perspective can be of great importance as a form of supporting documentation. Outcome targets can serve as input values in order to understand the intentions of exhibitions, creating time documents for writing the history of exhibitions in the future. (Less)
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author
Axelsson, Anna LU and Winge, Sofia LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
An “Exhibition archaeology” investigation of Fornsalen at Malmö Museer
course
ABMM63 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Museum, Archaeology, Intermediary, Malmö Museer, Fornsalen, Exhibition history, Tacit knowledge, Implementation, Generic Learning Outcomes, GLO, Documentation
language
Swedish
id
2855839
date added to LUP
2012-07-05 09:23:33
date last changed
2014-04-11 14:16:26
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  abstract     = {The exhibition medium, despite being regarded as one of the world's oldest mediums, has attracted little interest from Museology research. In this thesis, we approach the subject by writing a piece of exhibition history, or rather exhibition archaeology, regarding the prehistory exhibition Fornsalen at Malmö Museer from 1978 as a time document. We emphasize, based on Michael Polany’s theories, that the implicit, “Tacit Knowledge”, our predecessors hold is necessary for the understanding of an exhibition as a result of its contemporary time. The thesis has two general purposes, where the first is to interpret and understand the exhibition within its zeitgeist, using interviews with people involved with the making of the exhibition, and archival material as main sources. We state that Fornsalen was inaugurated in an interesting time that met a change in value in terms of epistemological beliefs and perspectives on pre-history, and where new archaeological methods and results rapidly outdated the exhibition. In terms of mediating, the exhibition can be regarded as innovative and modern in different ways, both technically as well as approaching the museum visitors. With the newly acquired insight of the past, the second purpose of this essay is to gain understanding of present time. As the museums of today face a time of change, new approaches have been developed in order to meet the demands of accessibility and openness. By comparing the work and values regarding Fornsalen with how they approach the intended exhibition at Malmö Museer today, we gain insight of how the Museum is dealing with these demands by implementing a method recently introduced in Sweden called Generic Learning Outcomes (GLO). We argue that the implementation of GLO not only serve as a way of meeting the demands for openness, but also in a long-term perspective can be of great importance as a form of supporting documentation. Outcome targets can serve as input values in order to understand the intentions of exhibitions, creating time documents for writing the history of exhibitions in the future.},
  author       = {Axelsson, Anna and Winge, Sofia},
  keyword      = {Museum,Archaeology,Intermediary,Malmö Museer,Fornsalen,Exhibition history,Tacit knowledge,Implementation,Generic Learning Outcomes,GLO,Documentation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Fornsalen på Malmö Museer- en utställningsarkeologisk undersökning},
  year         = {2012},
}