Museum and Gallery Education: A Manual of Good Practice

Museum and Gallery Education: A Manual of Good Practice

Paperback Professional Museum and Heritage Series

Edited by Hazel Moffat, Edited by Vicky Wollard

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  • Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 245mm x 11mm | 542g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2000
  • Publication City/Country: California
  • ISBN 10: 0742504085
  • ISBN 13: 9780742504080
  • Sales rank: 423,830

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The educational role of museums has become a key professional concern. This book addresses the educational role museums play from an international perspective. The contributed essays provide timely reviews of the key themes and case studies provide practical examples of the research. Ideally suited for all museum staff and students of museum studies.

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Recognizing the vital role of education in contemporary museums, this collection of essays by a selection of international authors is both inspirational and informative... It presents practical suggestions and philosophical guidance which readers will find both useful and thought-provoking... This manual will be of interest to educators, curators and directors alike. -- Wendy Parsons, Moose Jaw Art Museum Muse Its clever blend of theory and practice should strike an appropriate chord with busy professionals who are usually more eager to listen to the hard-won experiences of fellow professionals than the airy arguments and rhetoric of academics... This compact manual delivers. -- John Neylon Museum National

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 1. Making this manual work for you Chapter 4 2. Developing a policy for an education service Chapter 5 3. Creating exhibitions for learning Chapter 6 4. Developing education strategies and support materials for children Chapter 7 5. Working with diverse communities Chapter 8 6. Working with children and young people Chapter 9 7. Working with families Chapter 10 8. Establishing outreach programs Chapter 11 9. Planning and implementing evaluation Chapter 12 10.Developing museum and gallery education staff Chapter 13 11. Influencing and implementing national strategies Chapter 14 12. Developing international links Chapter 15 Appendix I Chapter 16 Glossary Chapter 17 Sources