Principales retos de los museos de arte en España. Consideraciones desde la museología crítica y el desarrollo de audiencias

Este artículo se centra en identificar los principales retos a los que se enfrentan los museos de arte en España como consecuencia de los numerosos cambios que se están produciendo en su contexto. Se ha realizado una extensa y exhaustiva revisión de la literatura científica vinculada a la situación actual de los museos de arte desde el doble punto de vista de la museología crítica y el desarrollo de audiencias. Como resultado, a partir del enfoque social y económico, se han identificado seis retos, cada uno de los cuales se ha ilustrado con ejemplos de buenas prácticas. La implantación del desarrollo de audiencias se vislumbra como una estrategia con gran potencial para afrontar con solvencia los retos identificados, si bien esto exigirá formar a las plantillas de los museos en este enfoque estratégico y sus herramientas.

Artículo publicado por Íñigo Ayala Aizpuru, Macarena Cuenca-Amigo, Jaime Cuenca Amigo en mayo 2018. 

Principales retos de los museos de arte en España. Consideraciones desde la museología crítica y el desarrollo de audiencias


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