Although the field of museology has discussed many concepts found in other positive disciplines, such as flow in positive psychology, the field itself has not yet developed a purposeful framework for positive museology. A long history of research in museum studies and on museal endeavors reveals aspects of a positive approach already exist but have yet to be woven together into a synthetic whole. In 2020-2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, museums themselves showed their positive strengths and virtues through documents such as social media and field-wide communication, revealing their capacity for a positive approach. This paper uses a developing framework for a positive museology as a starting point to exhibit the capacity of museums as sites for essential human flourishing
Latham, Kiersten F. and Jaede, Katherine F.
"Take that COVID! Positive Documents Emerging from the Museum Sector,"
Proceedings from the Document Academy: Vol. 8
, Article 13.
Available at: https://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/docam/vol8/iss2/13
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