Case studies recount how – as a direct result of their focus on young people – attendance has increased by 60% in three years; membership has reached record levels; and repeat visits have grown from 30% to 50%. Many of the environments in which these services operate are particularly challenging: areas of London where 160 different languages are spoken; a remote location whose typical visitor has to travel 80 miles; the museum which targets children with challenging physical, mental or behavioural needs – and whose experience demonstrates that museums are uniquely placed to serve them.
This is an essential book not only for those working with children and young people, but for those in any way concerned with museum and gallery policy, strategy, marketing and growth.
Joanne Bartholomew, Senior Curator, Thackray Museum, Leeds
Childish Thoughts in Museum Education
Alison Lightbown, Head of Learning and Education, Geffrye Museum, London
The History Detectives: A New Approach for a New Curriculum
Daniel Ferguson, Education Officer, Historic Royal Palaces, London
Serving Children When Parents Come Along
Ellen M Rosenthal, President and CEO, Conner Prairie, Fishers, Indiana
Building an Education Programme around Conservation
Emilie Rolland, Learning Officer, Historic Royal Palaces, London
Students and Furniture
Evelien vanden Berghe, Assistant Curator, Hospitaalmuseum, Brugge
A Special Service
Frazer Swift, Head of Learning, Museum of London
Make it Memorable, Exciting and Fun
Lynn Forrest, Education and Events Officer, Stevenage Museum
Using Stories to Enhance Historical Understanding
Mick Anderson, Wolsey Junior School, Croydon
All Fired Up! Learning with Early Years Children
Philippa Wood, Family Learning Officer, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
Tom Downey, President, Children’s Museum of Denver
Young Audiences for Old Collections
Christian Carr, Director, Sweet Briar Museum, Virginia
This is a welcome set of case studies... Anyone involved in museum and heritage learning will find it up-to-date and stimulating.
John Reeve, Chair, Group for Education in Museums | Visiting Fellow, Institute of Education, University of London.
Title: Rethinking Learning: Museums and Young People
Size: 198 x 129mm
Edition: £24.99 [paperback]
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