The transcultural presentation – A presentation of “foreign” cultures



Year of publication 2023
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia Museologica Slovaca
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords museum presentation; multiculturalism; cosmopolitanism; transculturation; globalism; cultural diversity; otherness; ethnic minorities; decolonisation
Description The work explores how museum can present Other´s cultures and their objects, and tries to find out what are purposes and goals of this type of the museum presentation. Also, the work focuses on how museum communicates with members of different cultures regarding intercultural and social relations. A meaning of the term „transcultural presentation” refers to a type of a museum presentation which aims to provide and translate various complex aspects of particular cultures which are considerably dissimilar to culture of the local audience. The paper use a term „Other´s cultures” or „different cultures” instead of words like „foreign“ or „alien“ which people may perceive as something hostile or dangerous in association with unknown. The goal of the work is to find out what are purposes and goals of the transcultural presentation, its meaning and mission, methods of presentation and interpretation Other´s cultures and possible issues with transcultural presentation. The paper also tries to map out attempts and methods of transcultural presentation in different museums.
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