Cultural and Educational Practices in the Museum Environment: Transmission of Cultural Heritage


In the age of digitalisation and globalisation, one of the essential tasks addressed at the level of cultural policy, having relevance for all generations, consists in the preservation of cultural heritage. Cultural and educational practices, integrated in the preschool-, school- and higher education environments and aimed at the formation of the worldview and identity of the younger generation, are considered by the authors as effective and relevant mechanisms for transmitting the memory of values, meanings, places, cultural artefacts, etc. Therefore, it seems advisable for the organisers of multi-level projects to address the potential of the museum as a cultural institute. Today, museums are oriented towards a wide variety of visitors, including professionals and creative audiences of all ages, in the presented activities and services. The transmission of cultural memory in the museum environment is implemented not only in traditional ways, but also through contemporary information and media technologies. The introduction of the younger generation to cultural heritage provides them with an opportunity to experience significant values and meanings of the cultural space and time of the city, region, or country at the personal level.

Author Biographies

Natalia A. Simbirtseva, Ural State Pedagogical University, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Natalia A. Simbirtseva, Doctor in Cultural Studies, Head of the Department of Philosophy, Sociology and Cultural Studies, Institute of Social Studies, Ural State Pedagogical University, Yekaterinburg, Russia. Her academic interests include interpretation of texts of various modalities, in particular, media texts representing culture in the context of historical time. Special attention is paid to the analysis of personal critical thinking in the present-day environment. In 2017, she defended the doctoral thesis “Texts of culture: specificity of interpretation”. According to her concept, the key role is assigned to the cultural approach and attitude. The results of her research and scientific practices have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Galina A. Kruglikova, Ural State Pedagogical University, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Galina A. Kruglikova is the Head of the Department of Russian History, Associate Professor, Institute of Social Sciences, Ural State Pedagogical University, Yekaterinburg. Her academic interests include research into historical and cultural heritage, formation of a state cultural policy, and preservation of historical memory. Galina Kruglikova is the author of numerous scientific works published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, such as the “Ural Historical Journal” and “Pedagogical Education in Russia”.

Elena B. Plaksina, Ural State Pedagogical University, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Elena B. Plaksina is Candidate in Philology, Associate Professor at the Department of the Russian Language and Methods of Teaching in Primary School, Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology of Childhood, Ural State Pedagogical University, Yekaterinburg, Russia. Since 2007, she has been working at the Department of the Russian Language and Methods of Teaching in Primary School. She has defended a Candidate of Science dissertation on the topic “Antithesis in the article titles of Russian and French press”, academic specialty “10.02.20 – Comparative Historical, Typological and Comparative Linguistics”.

Her academic interests include foreign language teaching methods, Russian as a foreign language. She provides scientific and methodological support in the field of child’s speech development in a multicultural environment in Yekaterinburg’s pre-school educational institutions.


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How to Cite
Simbirtseva, N., Kruglikova, G., & Plaksina, E. (2020). Cultural and Educational Practices in the Museum Environment: Transmission of Cultural Heritage. Changing Societies & Personalities, 4(4), 492–507. doi:10.15826/csp.2020.4.4.113