Museums have been active in shaping knowledge over the last six hundred years. Yet what is their function within today's society? At the present time, when funding is becoming increasingly scarce, difficult questions are being asked about the justification of museums. Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge presents a critical survey of major changes in current assumptions about the nature of museums. Through the examination of case studies, Eilean Hooper-Greenhill reveals a variety of different roles for museums in the production and shaping of knowledge.

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Eilean Hooper-Greenhill. Chris Caple. Susan Pearce. Ross Parry. Sandra H. Sheila Watson. Richard Sandell. Robin Skeates. Simon Knell. Kevin Moore. Anne Fahy. Gaynor Kavanagh. Susan M. Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. The Educational Role of the Museum. 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 the field. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Other books in this series. Add to basket. Preventive Conservation in Museums Chris Caple. Interpreting Objects and Collections Susan Pearce.

Museums in a Digital Age Ross Parry. Museum Objects Sandra H. Museums and their Communities Sheila Watson. Museum Management and Marketing Richard Sandell. Museums and Archaeology Robin Skeates. Museums in the Material World Simon Knell. Museum Management Kevin Moore.

Collections Management Anne Fahy. Care of Collections Simon Knell. Museum Provision and Professionalism Gaynor Kavanagh. Interpreting Objects and Collections Susan M. Review quote 'This is a wide-ranging book with lots of excellent, thought-provoking articles that vary in approach from relatively heavy theoretical contributions to rather tongue-in-cheek ones all of which will provoke thought and discussion as to how and why we interpret museum collection.

About Eilean Hooper-Greenhill Eileen Hooper-Greenhill is well-known internationally for her work on museum communications and education. She has also been a lecturer in museum studies at the University of Leicester since and is the author of Museum annd Gallery Education , Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge and Museums and Their Visitors Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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Museums and Their Visitors. Eilean Hooper-Greenhill. Museums are at a critical moment in their history. In order to ensure survival into the next century, museums and galleries must demonstrate their social relevance and use. This means developing their public service functions through becoming more knowledgeable about the needs of their visitors and more adept at providing enjoyable and worthwhile experiences.


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