The purpose of this paper is to analyse the capacity of the public regional museums in Serbia as to become a part of the lifelong learning environment of their communities. Their relation to heritage of Socialism is a lacmus of their capacity to change and take a place of the emancipatory subject of the society. Instead, by staying submissive to the daily politics they had to revoke even the basis of their professionalism and stay caught in an uncommunicative, traditional institutional discourse. They become proponents of heritage injustice and not capable to be centers of lifelong learning. Design/methodology/approach – The arguments of the paper are based on a comprehensive analysis of both primary and secondary sources. Findings – The results of the research shows that, deciding to take part in the historical revisionist processes dictated by the post-socialist Serbia, museums lost their position in the community. Due to to the effects of the prolonged (and violent) process of transition and the complexity of the transition itself (including economy, politics, ideology, boundaries of the country), the analysis have to go to the basics – to include both, the key aspects of profession and ethics of museology. Originality/value – This study focuses on the public regional museums as the places of informal learning about recent past/conflictual history in Serbia. It suggests that museums – revoking their capacity for critical thinking – become dissonant themselves. Thus, during this process, the museums became absolute, ingoring the needs of the community.
|Titolo:||Dissonant Heritage as a Learning Resource. Learning about Socialism in the Regional Museums in Serbia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||13-giu-2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||8.1 Tesi di dottorato|