The Urbanized Museum




museum space, connectivity, inclusiveness, informational and social experience, urban culture


In the contemporary world of social change, accelerated mobility and plural identities, the creation of open and inclusive environments seems to be a recurrent aim at all levels from cities to buildings and to museums in particular. Through the first-hand study and analysis of current case studies, the paper will argue that museums engage space to express the contemporary museological concepts of accessibility, openness and inclusiveness, and through these to engage visitors in cross cultural informational experiences and social encounters. The spatial nature of the contemporary museum, it is proposed, points to a new concept of the museum, which often aims to be part of the city, both in the sense of how it connects to it and in being internally more like a city, and so a continuation of it.

Author Biography

Kali Tzortzi, University of Patras

Assistant Professor in Museology, Department of Architecture




How to Cite

Tzortzi, K. (2024). The Urbanized Museum. Museum & Society, 22(1), 129–140.



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