THE ROLE OF PERFORMING ARTS IN THE MUSEUM
This article aimed to explore the role of performing arts in the museum. Methodology of research was historical documents, interviews and observations from the both domestic and international historical museums between 2012 and 2018. The result showed that the exhibition and live performing arts in the museums were used as a communication tool for individuals or groups of people. Those performances were presented both in simple and complex forms. Also, the showed represented three aspects: history, way of life, identity of cultures in the community which performed at the museum. Besides, the show represented 4 important roles: showing the identity of the community, education, public relations, creating a brand and income for the community itself. Such roles arose from the policy of the leader and were able to be changed according to the current of socio-economy and culture.