Educational Role of the Museum

ISBN-10: 0415198275
ISBN-13: 9780415198271
Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/23/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Grounded in the solid strengths of its first edition, this updated and revised second edition, collates recent and important articles that address the relationships of museums and galleries to their audiences.The Educational Role of the Museum has been entirely restructured and new papers have been added which make this an up-to-date presentation of front-running theory and practice.Covering broad themes relevant to providing for all museum visitors, and also focusing specifically on educational groups, the book is set in four sections which sequentially:- chart the development of museum communication- relate constructivist learning theory to specific audiences with different learning needs- apply this learning theory to the development of museum exhibitions- pose questions about the way museums conceptualize audiences.For any student of museum studies, and for professionals too, this book fuses theory with practice in a way that can only serve to enhance their knowledge of the field.

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Communication theories
Education, communication and interpretation: towards a critical pedagogy in museums
Communication in theory and practice
Learning in art museums: strategies of interpretation
The museum as a communicator: a semiotic analysis of the Western Australian Museum Aboriginal Gallery, Perth
Learning in museums
Museum learners as active postmodernists: contextualizing constructivism
The constructivist museum
Teaching yourself to teach with objects
Improving worksheets
Open windows, open doors
Museum multicultural education for young learners
Children, teenagers and adults in museums: a developmental perspective
Museum-goers: life-styles and learning characteristics
Whose museum is it anyway? Museum education and the community
Developing effective exhibitions
Learning from learning theory in museums
Intrinsic motivation in museums: why does one want to learn?
Cognitive psychology and interpretation: synthesis and application
Collaboration: towards a more holistic design process
Spatial considerations
The exhibition development process
Combating redundancy: writing texts for exhibitions
Writing readable text: evaluation of the Ekarv method
How old is this text?
Museum text as mediated message
Increased exhibit accessibility through multisensory interaction
Thinking about museum audiences
That those who run may read
Audiences: a curatorial dilemma
Cultural imagining among museum visitors
The disabling society
Museums and cultural diversity in contemporary Britain
A beginner's guide to evaluation
Monitoring and evaluation: the techniques
Small-scale evaluation
Evaluation of museum programmes and exhibits
Pupils' perceptions of museum education sessions
Collaborative evaluation studies between the University of Liverpool and national museums and galleries on Merseyside
Sending them home alive
Index

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