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Title: Building the Field of Museum Studies in Portugal: The Role of Publications
Authors: Carvalho, Ana
Editors: Semedo, Alice
Carvalho, Ana
Rodrigues, Paulo Simões
Casaleiro, Pedro
Silva, Raquel Henriques da
Keywords: museology
museology history
periodical publications - museology
museum studies
scientific journals
história da museologia
publicações periódicas - museologia
estudos de museus
revistas científicas
Issue Date: 15-Dec-2020
Publisher: Revista MIDAS - Museus e Estudos Interdisciplinares
Citation: Carvalho, Ana. 2020. «Building the Field of Museum Studies in Portugal: The Role of Publications». Revista MIDAS - Museus e Estudos Interdisciplinares, n. 12.
Abstract: In recent decades we have seen the field of museum studies expand. This development has been supported by the contribution of several actors, in various ways. Publications are essential in this process, since they ensure visibility and access to the field of study, while helping to articulate different understandings, proposals and perspectives – both in theory and in practice – thus strengthening its development. This article considers the role of publications in building museology as a field of study in Portugal, especially from the 1990’s onwards. This empirical and exploratory study aims to analyse the evolution of publications in terms of contexts, initiatives and actors. While not intending to be exhaustive, we signal some dynamics, relations and trends from recent decades. The methodology adopted includes literature review and is based also on my empirical knowledge on the subject matter. The analysis presented can be significant in contemplating some of the key issues related to the trajectory of museum studies as a field of study over the last three decades.
ISSN: 2182-9543
Type: article
Appears in Collections:CIDEHUS - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Nacionais Com Arbitragem Científica

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