Abstract

The design museum was a rising genre of museums in the late 1980s during a golden age of museums on an international scale. Along with the building boom of museums, with the advent of new museology and the notion of socially inclusive museums, museums become more visitor-oriented and inclusive. Based on Richard Sandell’s theory, this thesis argues that design museums can be seen as a form of social design to deal with social exclusion. It chooses two Asian design museums founded in recent years and explores how they use design as an assistive approach to achieve the goal of social inclusiveness and to what extent they achieve their objectives.

Keywords:

social inclusion; design museums; social design

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Inclusive Design Museums and Social Design

The design museum was a rising genre of museums in the late 1980s during a golden age of museums on an international scale. Along with the building boom of museums, with the advent of new museology and the notion of socially inclusive museums, museums become more visitor-oriented and inclusive. Based on Richard Sandell’s theory, this thesis argues that design museums can be seen as a form of social design to deal with social exclusion. It chooses two Asian design museums founded in recent years and explores how they use design as an assistive approach to achieve the goal of social inclusiveness and to what extent they achieve their objectives.

 

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