Phenomenology of Museum: A theoretical suggestion for the ontology of museum exhibitions

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Keywords: Phenomenology, exhibition, museum, curator


The article discusses the ontology of museum exhibitions on the ground of Martin Heidegger’s idea in “The Origins of the Work of Art”. Phenomenology offers conceptual and methodological frameworks to understand the truth of being with an emphasis on meanings of experiences of human life. In “The Origins of the Work of Art,” Heidegger refers to work of art as an analogy for his explication of phenomenolgy. However, the author will demonstrate in this article that the space of museum exhibition also exemplifies the phenomenological processes discussed in Heidegger’s work. Museum exhibition reveals the truth of being while curator can only take a role of the conveyor of such the truth.


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