From archaeological artefact to unlimited heritage concept; Redefining museum collection in disruption era

Ali Akbar


In the beginning, artefacts are an object studied by archaeology to produce knowledge. Artefact is restored in museum as collection and it is determined as heritage to be used by many people. The last two decades have shown that artefact and heritage have shifted their meaning. Along with that, disruptive era occurring for mainly the last decade has affected various lines of life including museum. The study on the impact of disruptive era on museum is quite rare and specific study on museum in Indonesia has not been established. This paper discusses the impacts of disruptive era on the changing perspective of visitors on museum collection. The methods used are literature studies, observation, and predictive analysis by applying theory of disruptive innovation. This paper explores innovation that needs to be done by using the existing power namely natural condition and social culture of the society as well as people’s participation.


archaeology; artefact; museum; heritage; disruption era

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