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Museum Audiences: Theories and Participatory Practices
Elena Konstantinovna Karpenko
Investigating participatory and its practices is a continuing concern within modern museum sphere. Over the last decade participation becomes a key instrument in modern museums development strategy. Based on audience-oriented approach participation assumes involvement of visitors and museum community in museum life, where people and cultural institution has the same rights on creating its own meanings as a result of interaction and can influence on each other. This study investigates the influence of the participation practices on the particular segment of the Museum audience, using the example of the youth community “The Young Art Historians Club” of Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. As a result, it is expected to identify a number of relevant practices for the Russian Museum sphere of participation, as well as to identify a number of effects from influence participatory practices on this audience.