The word museology means the science of museums and research into museal processes such as collection, registration, preservation and communication. Centre for Museology consists of researchers from Aarhus University and other institutions.
What we have in common is that we deal in very different ways with how society, currently and historically, selects, institutionalises and communicates the values that people wish to preserve as a common cultural, art and natural heritage.
Several of the centre’s researchers take an art-historical angle on museology, but there are also members from classical archaeology, dramaturgy, business communication, CAVI, language programmes etc.
We also collaborate with museum related programs at Aarhus University on, among other things, the following: research seminars, and we welcome other scholars with an interest in the history, methodology and subject matter of museology.
The Centre for Museology has a shared research-related interest in the museum as a social organisation and its communication with the outside world in a historical and contemporary perspective.
A number of the associated researchers share an interest in and experience of collaborating with external partners and developing models for research projects between universities, museums, educational activities (e.g. primary school and upper secondary school) and other cultural institutions.
The purpose of the centre is to initiate new research projects, seminars, study circles, conferences, study trips and publications related to the museological research field at Aarhus University. In this context, the centre will focus in particular on exploring and developing funding opportunities for museological research. The participants in Centre for Museology are concerned with these themes: