ICOM Deutschland and Markus Walz (Eds.)
Museum: ausreichend. Die ‚untere Grenze‘ der Museumsdefinition
Tagungsband des Internationalen Bodensee-Symposiums 2018Beiträge zur Museologie
The quantity and diversity of museums is increasing; but what about “hard criteria” for differentiating museums and non-museums? The Austrian-German-Swiss conference “Bodensee-Symposium 2018” discussed interesting case studies of drawing this definitional line by outsourcing if the museum staff does not have certain competences, by clear renunciation of one of the five main tasks of museum work because the capacities of the museum are insufficient for realising this task, or by external assessment and certification if this institution fulfils the expected level of museum work (or not). This volume closes with reflections of the museum definition by representatives of institutions which are only similar to museums (a private art collection, university collections, a product archive of a commercial company).
Dr. Dr. Markus Walz is Professor for theoretical and historical museology at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Computer Science and Media.