The Design Museum as a Promoter

디자인 진흥 기관으로서의 디자인 박물관

  • 최정아 (패러다임 아트 어소시에이트) ;
  • 김현중 (이화여자대학교 디자인학부)
  • Published : 2007.05.31


After the establishment of the world's first design museum in London, design museums have - despite the criticism regarding commercialization and centralization - contributed to improving both the quality of life and the national competitiveness in establishing a design identity and promoting the excellence of design by preserving and cultivating the design industry. With the increase in the value of design in the cultural economy of the 21$^{st}$ century, the need for Korean design museums has been growing. Given this, the purpose of this study is to serve as a fundamental basis in introducing a new role and direction for future Korean design museums. In order to provide a foundation for such innovation, the evolved role and the promotional strategies of design museums are examined through the diachronic and synchronic approaches.