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The paper is an attempt to describe the fields of power which not only created the museum as an institution in the eighteenth and the nineteenth century, but also determined its teleology. The author considers that the transcendental idea of an ethnically homogeneous nation-state was an essential "human construct" for the museum. However, the changes in historical theory during the second half of the twentieth century seem to have left intact the "original" structure of the museum. Terms reconsidered long time ago, like intersubjectivity, objectivity, values , canons, still seem to work without any concern in the space of the contemporary museum. Using theater tools, the paper examines the possibility of a museum where the unpredictability, the relative nature of value, the moment of dissolution of the meaning are used as main planning principles in exhibition.

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