Museum Without Walls: Bridging the Gap Between Communities

Conference: The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium (AURS9)
Title: Museum Without Walls: Bridging the Gap Between Communities
Stream: Culture, Popular Culture and Cultural Studies
Presentation Type: Virtual Poster Presentation
Shalyn Lim, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore


The world has recently entered a paradigm shift where communication in the digital age is increasingly shifting its power dynamics. Over the past decades, museums have transformed and are increasingly shifting away from their definitions. Museums are now evolving into new heritage spaces which are no longer bound to physical spaces. Contemporary museology has seen a paradigm shift where exhibitions, cultural and heritage experiences, and practices can exist as “Museums Without Walls”. This research seeks to critically evaluate, assess and define a framework of contemporary ecomuseums across various practices, some of which includes, heritage festivals, traveling exhibitions, community heritage preservation efforts, or intercultural celebrations. Highlighting three different cases of “Museums Without Walls” within Southeast Asia, this research will explore the different manifestations of eco-museology in the 21st century. It focuses on three foundational components and their roles and places in building sustainable Ecomuseums, such as Community Symbiosis, Cultural Education, and Local Revitalisation.

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