Museum’s space and participation practices of exhibition visitors


  • Przemysław Kisiel Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie


Słowa kluczowe:

museum space, social space, aesthetic-fugal and aesthetic-petal space, museum audience, Julian Antoniszczak (Antonisz)


Museum space is generally considered as an environment completely neutral for art objects. However, such an amorphous treatment of space in a museum stands in a stark contrast with the results of the proxemic analyses, which point to the social dimension of every space. The aim of the article is to characterize the impact of museum space, perceived as social space, on the reception process of works of art. Based on the results of the public exhibition of Julian Antoniszczak works at MNK, the existence of exhibition space areas that facilitate the perception of art (aesthetic-petal) and having the opposite character (aesthetic-fugal) was pointed out. This identification of areas of the exhibition later became the basis for the typology of museum viewers. The established typology proves that those categories of viewers differ in way of perception of art, forms of behavior in a museum, as well as socio-demographic characteristics.


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Kisiel, P. (2018). Museum’s space and participation practices of exhibition visitors. Miscellanea Anthropologica Et Sociologica, 19(4), 167–182.