MUB_B026 Museum and identity

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Václav Michalička, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Otakar Kirsch, Ph.D.
Division of Museology – Department of Archaeology and Museology – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucia Miškolciová
Supplier department: Division of Museology – Department of Archaeology and Museology – Faculty of Arts
Mon 1. 3. 9:00–12:40 M21, Mon 29. 3. 9:00–12:40 M21, Mon 12. 4. 9:00–12:40 M21, Mon 10. 5. 9:00–12:40 M21
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Students will be able to define the connection between cultural identity and museological institution. They will learn to understand the various applied methods of building and presenting memory cultural constructs offered for public identification (persons and communities).
Learning outcomes
Students will gain theoretical knowledge applicable in museological praxis.
  • Museums - institutionalization of cultural certainty
  • Museums - a space for identification of many social groups and communities
  • Museums - database of cultural memory constructs
  • Museums - a sensory reconstruction of selected cultural phenomena
  • Museums - purposeful manipulation of cultural memory
  • Defining cultural identity and defining the relationship of this identity to museums
  • Museums - the creation of cultural values offered for individual and collective identification
  • Museum - creation of identity on the basis of musealized facts
  • Museum - collective identity and pressure of the social system
  • Museum and identity - a specific subject-object relationship
  • Various concrete examples of building individual and collective identity in museums
  • Examples of identification with museum presentations and memory constructs
    recommended literature
  • KANDERT, Josef: Muzea a kulturní identita – čí kulturní identita? MUZEUM. Muzejní a vlastivědná práce 51 / 2 / 2013 / s. 57 – 62
  • SZALÓ, Csaba: Sociologie formování sociálních identit.In: SZALÓ, Csaba a NOSÁL, Igor: Mozaika v rekonstrukci: formování sociálních identit v současné střední Evropě. Brno 2003, s. 13 – 36.
  • TICHÁ, Jana (ed.): Muzeum a identia. Etnologické pohledy. Valašské muzeum v přírodě v Rožnově pod Radhoštěm. Rožnov pod Radhoštěm 2016.
  • JÍROVÝ, Zdeněk: Postavení muzeí v místní a regionální kultuře. In: BRABCOVÁ, Alexandra (ed.). Brána muzea otevřená: Průvodce na cestě muzea k lidem a lidí do muzea. Náchod: Jako 2003.
  • NORA, Pierre: Mezi pamětí a historií: problematika míst. In: BENSA, Alban: Politika paměti: antologie francouzských společenských věd. Praha 1998.
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Oral exam- understanding of the lectured topics
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024.
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