ACTUALIZATION OF THE MUSEUM AS A CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE OPEN PUBLIC SPACE (On The Example of Melitopol City Local History Museum)

Authors

  • Nataliya Ivanova Melitopol Bogdan Khmelnytsky State Pedagogical University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15407/mics2019.03.123

Keywords:

museum, cultural-educational center, education throughout life

Abstract

The article reveals the ways of the museum transforming from a permanent place of preservation of artifacts of cultural heritage into open and dynamic social space of social interaction on the example of the Melitopol City Local History Museum over the past 5 years.
The Melitopol City Local History Museum is a cultural and educational institution with a 95-year old history and interesting experience. Nowadays the museum sees its future activity as a balance between the traditional functions of a museum institution and advanced art technologies. The strategic tasks of the museum’s staff are the promotion of such values as openness, dynamism, and modernity through the perception of the museum space as a territory where history comes to life.
In the article, author describes the separate directions and examples of museum work in the field of design and research activities, the organization of educational programs, the introduction of the latest and updating of the content of traditional forms of work, cooperation with public organizations at different levels are discussed.
Among the main factors of successful museum’s being up to date author
mentions several ones on:
– election of the right strategic direction of development;
– participation in educational activities to improve the professionalism of museum workers;
– cooperation and exchange of experience with leading museums of Ukraine and the world;
– activation of participation in the project activity;
– introduction of innovative forms and participatory practices into their work;
– strengthening cooperation with NGO and individual cultural and educational initiatives.
The prospects for the further development of the museum are to preserve the contribution of previous generations to the cultural heritage of Ukraine and to seek new ways of using, popularizing and enriching it through the widest possible involvement of the public.

 

Published

2017-10-30

How to Cite

Ivanova, N. (2017). ACTUALIZATION OF THE MUSEUM AS A CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE OPEN PUBLIC SPACE (On The Example of Melitopol City Local History Museum). City History, Culture, Society, (3), 123–135. https://doi.org/10.15407/mics2019.03.123

Issue

Section

Museums in Urban Space