• Paula Assunção Dos Santos Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias


The comparison between museology’s trajectory/proposals and the framework of community development shows that this first is able to occupy a solid position in the world efforts for development today, complying with its dynamics, current trends and many of its demands. It is possible to identify in the museological discourse and action the influence of global transformations, such as the trends toward decentralization and localism, growing involvement of the voluntary sector and the emergence of grass roots movements. The same way, museology’s actuation reflects new trends concerning the nature of development actors, which in the past were concentrated in the intervention of the state and today comprise an active involvement of the civil society via social institutions (such as the museums, associations, universities), social, co-operative and grass roots movements (to which many of the experiences of new museology school of thought can be associated with), NGOs, etc. Rising priorities in the field of community development have also a place in the proposals of museology: environmental awareness, multicultural issues, focus on “people development” and the increasing interest on community economic development, among others.

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DOS SANTOS, Paula Assunção. CONCLUSION. Cadernos de Sociomuseologia, [S.l.], v. 29, n. 29, june 2009. ISSN 1646-3714. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 16 jan. 2019.