World Museums Development Viewed Through Museum International
WANG Si-yu;School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University;
Established in 1948 by UNESCO, Museum International is a leading international academic journal in field of the museum studies. From the 1970 s, the journal started to cast more focus on new topics arising from the field including eco-museums, cultural heritage and expanded its coverage to include social issues. After the 1990s, the impact of the market on museums was also rendered. From the perspective of the New Museology, the journal reflects the trends of museums' increasing involvement with social issues and focus on public culture. This article makes a thorough review of the journal's 260 issues from Vol. 1 to Vol.260 with a special focus on the table of contents and part of the forewords. By extracting the theme from each issue and making statistic analysis on them, this article concludes the changing focuses that Museum International has went through, which are in line with the development trends of museums in the world.
【CateGory Index】： G269.1