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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
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