Theater museums as a base for excursion and tourism programs

  • Tatiana V. Portnova Institute of Slavic Culture, Department of "Art of the Choreographer" Institute of Arts, Department of "Art History" Russian State University named after A.N. Kosygin. Moscow
Keywords: theater museums, sociocultural consciousness, historical and cultural heritage, translators of values, museum-excursion interaction.


The article discusses excursion work related to theatrical museum collections, which is one of the interesting, but little developed types of activities in the field of tourism. Гhe author refers to the specifics of the theater museums involved in updating knowledge and raising the professional level, developing practical skills and professional competencies of tourism service specialists in the field of a holistic presentation of the history of the development of such a museum as a specific sociocultural institute. It touches on the interesting history of the creation, formation and composition of collections, as well as the modern activities of major museums and the latest museum centers around the world, hosting tourists.

It is noted that the purpose of excursion and tourist programs using the collections of theater museums is not only to improve the modern tourist structure, but also to create a special spatial and artistic image that complements the content of the text, overcomes psychological discomfort due to the frequent presence of tourists in the bus or in open spaces , by creating favorable environmental conditions, the realization of the aesthetic potential of the museum atmosphere, capable of Favorably affect the emotional state and enrich the tour. In this regard, today, an important complex of problems that lie in the aesthetic field arises in the context of intensive tourism development processes, along with the need to solve infrastructure and technological issues, problems of implementing socio-economic problems in the tourism sector. Theater museums in excursion programs are considered as a special historical and cultural phenomenon. Their development is a continuation of world and domestic experience and, at the same time, a unique cultural phenomenon, inextricably linked both with the regional traditions of the countries and with the theater school - the academic school, for which the theater exhibit has become the most important area for the realization of creative potential.  An attempt is being made to reflect the optimal combination of considering general theoretical and methodological issues and concrete and practical material on museum theater pedagogy.

Author Biography

Tatiana V. Portnova, Institute of Slavic Culture, Department of "Art of the Choreographer" Institute of Arts, Department of "Art History" Russian State University named after A.N. Kosygin. Moscow

Doctor of Arts, Professor, Institute of Slavic Culture, Department of "Art of the Choreographer" Institute of Arts, Department of "Art History" Russian State University named after A.N. Kosygin. Moscow


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How to Cite
Portnova, T. (2020). Theater museums as a base for excursion and tourism programs. Amazonia Investiga, 9(27), 333-339.