Research Progress of Ecological Museum

Qing QING, Tingyan FANG


Constructing ecological civilization is a millennium plan for the sustainable development of Chinese nation. The ecological museum is an important measure to foster the construction of the ecological civilization. If we input “ecological museum” as the key word and look it up in the CNKI with a time span from 1986 to 2018, we can obtain 574 articles from journal and literature. Then we carry out the literature quantitative analysis and knowledge graph analysis by utilizing Citespace software, we discover that the research of the ecological museum in China started from the theory introduction of overseas ecological museum. Then it gradually applies to the practice of Chinese ecological museum and expands to the themes of tourism and national culture protection and others. Hence it naturally forms into the current hot spot--tourism and it’s development, cultural heritage and its protection, intangible cultural heritage and its protection and others. Chinese characterized ecological museum theory and practical experience have therefore been gradually formed. However, in terms of theoretical value recognition, comparative study as well as quantitative study and others, the strengths are considerably weak. It is suggested that the research for the future ecological museum shall adopt the cross discipline mode, perform theoretical exploration of combined diachronic analysis and synchronic comparison for various ecological museums which are cross border and cross regions


The ecological museum; Heritage; Protection; Development direction

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