A museological perspective on food cultural heritage

Chung, Hyeon M. (2009) A museological perspective on food cultural heritage. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    In the contemporary society, a museum is changing its role to achieve sustainable audiences. Representation, engagement and sustainability should be considered in the management of a modern museum. Museums should provide both exhibitions and engagement programs to meet the demand of different audiences.

    Food cultural heritage is relevant to every audience. The aim of this dissertation is to consider a museological perspective on food cultural heritage including three factors mentioned. To this end, case studies were conducted at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Weald and Downland Open-Air Museum and the Mary Rose Museum using observation, questionnaire and interview methods. It is concluded that food cultural heritage is a relevant subject for obtaining sustainability to every audience.

    Furthermore, through the representations and the engagement programs of food cultural heritage, the sustainability of the museum and audience can be enhanced. In this respect, it is recommended that a museum should consider the importance of food cultural heritage and use this heritage as a means of increasing sustainable audiences through the representation and the engagement programs, including museum education and re-enactment event related to food cultural heritage.

    Because through the qualified museum experience, the audiences having better satisfaction can revisit the museum, propagate 'word of mouth' positively, recommend the
    museum to visit or participate in the engagement programs. As a result of this, the museum could achieve sustainable audiences.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 16:30
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:17
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1138

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