10 Must Reads: Learning

Learning, engagement and enrichment are at the very core of any museum’s mission. This new collection shares the global experience of innovative professionals - in museums and galleries large and small - who have expanded the effectiveness and the boundaries of the museum learning process. If you read nothing else on learning, read these 10 essays!

We’ve reviewed literally hundreds of MuseumsEtc chapters and selected the most important ones to help enhance you - and your organisation’s - thinking and action on learning, engagement and enrichment.

10 Must Reads: Learning, Engaging, Enriching will help you:

  1. Align your programmes with your audiences’ learning needs.
  2. Develop effective new learning partnerships.
  3. Unlock the full learning potential of objects.
  4. Explore controversial issues and conflicting perspectives.
  5. Democratise and expand learning opportunities.
  6. Use new technology intelligently to enhance learning.

This practical, inspirational 308-page collection, with over 40 colour illustrations, includes:

Six Things We Didn’t Know: Researching the Needs of Family Audiences
John Bull, Learning & Outreach Manager, Qatar Museums Authority

Young Audiences for Old Collections: Implementing Children’s Programming
H Christian Carr is Professor of Art History at Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, and previously Director of the Sweet Briar Museum, VA, USA.

Education Syndicates: A New Model for Museum Learning
Tim Desmond, Chief Executive, Galleries of Justice Museum and National Centre for Citizenship and the Law, Nottingham, UK

Mechanisms of Violence: Historical Tools for Human Rights Education
Marzia Gigli (Head of Education), Elena Monicelli (Co-Director) & Mattia Seligardi (Educator), Peace School Foundation of Monte Sole, Bologna, Italy

The Curatorial Classroom: Creating Opportunities for Engaged Learning
Jessica Hunter-Larsen, Curator, InterDisciplinary Arts Program, Colorado College, USA

Learning Moments: Museum Education and Families
Almadis Kristinsdottir, Director Norska Husid, and Lecturer, Museum Studies Department, University of Iceland

From Collections to Curriculum: New Approaches to Teaching and Learning
Steven Lubar, Professor of American Studies, Brown University, RI and Emily Stokes-Rees, Lecturer on Anthropology, Harvard University, MA

Guests are Our Heroes: Redefining Immersion in First-Person History Programs
Ailithir McGill, Director of Nickel Plate Arts, Indiana, and previously Assistant General Manager for Guest Experience, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park

Learning from Objects
Julian Vayne, Education & Outreach Officer, The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon and Independent Museum Consultant

Mobile Devices for Promoting Museum Learning
Tim Zimmerman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cognition and Education, Hampshire College, MA

Title: 10 Must Reads: Learning, Engaging, Enriching 
Pages: 308
Colour illustrations: 41 
Size: 203 x 127 mm 
Date: 2014
Editions: £39.95 [paperback] | £29.95 [eBook]
ISBN: 978-1-910144-10-7 [paperback]

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