« On apprend à regarder la peinture » Des textes de médiation didactiques au musée d’art

Samuel COAVOUX

KEYWORDS : museum, reception, mediation, education, aesthetic experience

ABSTRACT : This article focuses on the mediation devices set up, in an exhibition organised by an art museum around a newly acquired painting. It highlights two dimensions in the mediation information: their educational nature and their role as advocates of the position held by the museum, regarding the various controversies surrounding the painting. The first of these dimensions is appreciated by visitors; the second is also understood, but the museum’s scholarly arguments are replaced in the visitors’ discourse by aesthetic arguments in order to justify the work’s value. I based my reflection on two empirical materials: all the written information made available to the public, and nearly 600 visitor comments recorded in the guestbooks.

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« On apprend à regarder la peinture » Des textes de médiation didactiques au musée d’art

Samuel COAVOUX

Centre Max Weber
samuel.coavoux[at]ens-lyon.fr

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