Museum as Meditative Environment


The article considers a special term "meditative space" regarding modern museums’ environment. The term is considered in the context of modern venues in Museum Education that are concentrated on interactive communication with visitors. In accordance with a brief description of the modern museum philosophy, the author emphasizes the importance of keeping some elements of traditional expositions. Such a traditional way of demonstration allows to provide the established style of communication between museum’s visitors and works of art. Creating clusters of meditative space in modern museums meets a visitor’s need for independent perception of artifacts. these clusters have to be planned by curators who need to be aware of the necessity of such silent activities in museum's environment. To confirm the premise, the author provides examples from the aesthetic experience perception as well as views of modern researchers. The article provides examples of the meditative spaces organized in modern museums the specific aim to give visitors a possibility to enjoy their inner reflection during a museum visit.

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Elena Polyudova, Defense Language Institute, United States

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Conference: BCE2020
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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Polyudova E. (2020) Museum as Meditative Environment ISSN: 2435-9467 – The Barcelona Conference on Education 2020: Official Conference Proceedings
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