The importance of atmosphere and spatiality in creating social experiences

Title: The importance of atmosphere and spatiality in creating social experiences
Variant title:
  • Důležitost atmosféry a prostoru pro vytvoření společenských zážitků
Source document: Museologica Brunensia. 2019, vol. 8, iss. 1, pp. 2-12
  • ISSN
    1805-4722 (print)
    2464-5362 (online)
Type: Article
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The aim of the article is to analyse the influence of atmosphere and reminiscence in the social space of the museum. In the 1990s, museum theorists drew attention to the fact that museum visitors play a part in constructing their museum visits and also focused on the importance of the social context in the museum visit. Using examples of interior at the Danish open-air museum Den Gamle By dated to 1950s and 1970s the article analyse how museum space and communications support both the visitors' experience of their own history and experiences, and the visit to the museum as a social experience. Both can help to strengthen the visitor's own identity and the learning process which can take place when visitors share their knowledge and experiences.
Cílem článku je analyzovat vliv atmosféry a vzpomínek ve společenském prostoru muzea. V devadesátých letech muzejní teoretikové poukazovali na skutečnost, že návštěvníci muzea mají podíl na vyznění návštěvy muzea a také se zaměřili na důležitost společenského kontextu při návštěvě muzea. S využitím příkladu dánského skanzenu Den Gamle By s datováním do padesátých a sedmdesátých let článek analyzuje, jak muzejní prostor a komunikace podporují jak návštěvnický zážitek na základě vlastní historie a zkušeností, tak i návštěvu muzea jako společenský zážitek. Obojí může napomoci k posílení návštěvníkovy vlastní identity a procesu poznání, ke kterému může dojít, když návštěvníci sdílejí svoje znalosti a zážitky.
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