Re-exposition as a Medium: Political Action in the Museum

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Re-exposition as a Medium: Political Action in the Museum

Victor Sinajskiy. Bas-relief Lenin and Zinoviev (1960) (courtesy of State Museum of Urban Sculpture Archive) 

The history and culture museum complex in the Sestroretsk area of Razliv has been faced with the need to carry out a re-exposition in its Shalash pavilion. The task at hand entails creating an exhibition project that would be in line with the current cultural trends and would meet the needs of society. The article discusses theoretical aspects of carrying out re-expositions, as well as the implementation of the latter in the Shalash museum within the contexts of Soviet history and contemporaneity. The article approaches the re-exposition as a museum medium capable of shedding light on the essence of the Lenin museums, on the mechanisms of transmission and impact of propaganda, as well as on the long-terms effects of those mechanisms observed in post-Soviet spaces.

To cite this item:

Kan A (2021) Re-exposition as a Medium: Political Action in the Museum. The Garage Journal: Studies in Art, Museums & Culture, 03: 240–269. DOI: 10.35074/GJ.2021.34.80.012
 

Published: 24.09.2021

Publication type: Article