Quotidian 3-1 (February 2012)Dorus Hoebink: Discussieartikel : Sciencefictionfans in het historisch museum: Een pleidooi voor de omarming van een posttraditioneel gemeenschapsbegrip

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For historical and city museums a refined and dedicated community policy has become a must. Many museums try to establish close relations with the communities they are said to represent, this through means of participation projects, crowd sourcing and inclusivity. Noble as these endeavors may be, in this paper Dorus Hoebink observes that most museums still exercise a rather traditional concept of community, fixated on stable notions of place, ethnicity and religion. In order to cope with the complex structure of modern Western society, he proposes that museums should embrace a more posttraditional, fluid concept of community.