The Educational Role of the Museum / Edition 2

The Educational Role of the Museum / Edition 2

by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415198275

ISBN-13: 9780415198271

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415198271
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Leicester Readers in Museum Studies Series
Edition description:
2ND, REVISED
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. ICommunication theories
1Education, communication and interpretation: towards a critical pedagogy in museums3
2Communication in theory and practice28
3Learning in art museums: strategies of interpretation44
4The museum as a communicator: a semiotic analysis of the Western Australian Museum Aboriginal Gallery, Perth53
Pt. IILearning in museums
5Museum learners as active postmodernists: contextualizing constructivism67
6The constructivist museum73
7Teaching yourself to teach with objects80
8Improving worksheets92
9Open windows, open doors99
10Museum multicultural education for young learners105
11Children, teenagers and adults in museums: a developmental perspective110
12Museum-goers: life-styles and learning characteristics118
13Whose museum is it anyway? Museum education and the community131
Pt. IIIDeveloping effective exhibitions
14Learning from learning theory in museums137
15Intrinsic motivation in museums: why does one want to learn?146
16Cognitive psychology and interpretation: synthesis and application161
17Collaboration: towards a more holistic design process172
18Spatial considerations178
19The exhibition development process191
20Combating redundancy: writing texts for exhibitions201
21Writing readable text: evaluation of the Ekarv method205
22How old is this text?211
23Museum text as mediated message215
24Increased exhibit accessibility through multisensory interaction223
Pt. IVThinking about museum audiences
25That those who run may read241
26Audiences: a curatorial dilemma255
27Cultural imagining among museum visitors269
28The disabling society278
29Museums and cultural diversity in contemporary Britain288
30A beginner's guide to evaluation295
31Monitoring and evaluation: the techniques298
32Small-scale evaluation302
33Evaluation of museum programmes and exhibits305
34Pupils' perceptions of museum education sessions312
35Collaborative evaluation studies between the University of Liverpool and national museums and galleries on Merseyside320
36Sending them home alive332
Index337

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