Facilitated Dialogue: An Emerging Field of Museum Practice

Applied ICD

Foteini Venieri. (25 February 2022). Facilitated dialogue: An emerging field of museum practiceEXARC, 2022/1.

Overall, the data collected showed that the project highlighted the importance of intercultural coexistence and communication.

In 2020, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett argued that a museum should be understood as a forum rather than a temple (in Badior, 2020). Venieri takes this as a starting point, and studied ways in which several types of museums could serve to facilitate dialogue. She found that “Recently, science and history museums are initiating facilitated dialogue-based programming to address a variety of present-day issues that affect society at large and/or local communities. As the field of facilitated dialogue-based programmes develops, questions around the aims, techniques, and challenges of such initiatives in museums emerge. This paper explores the theory and practice of facilitated dialogue in science, and history museums as well as its implications for the museum field.”

Badior, Daria. (14 July 2020). Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett: “A 21st century museum is a forum not a temple”. LB.ua.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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