Роль музеев в информационном обеспечении исторической науки
Authors try to analyse contemporary museum information systems, which are used in scientific research, and make a conclusion about probable "epistemological gap": intensive development of technologicies creats favourable conditions but does not lead to a break through in understanding of historical processes.
Discusses the problems of a museum object as a historical source in the system of information resources of historical science and space of “museum history” in the structure of actual historical knowledge. It also reveals the impact of the transformation of social and cultural situations, social change request to the historical knowledge and, accordingly, modification of the relationship between the “museum history” and historical knowledge in general. Examines the impact of the transformation of the epistemological situation to engage in scientific circulation of visual material as historical sources – museum objects. Analyzed the museum exhibition as a form of representation of history in the historical context of the relation of science and socially oriented research.