Adult audience engagement: learning in the public exhibition space

Thurner, M 2017, 'Adult audience engagement: learning in the public exhibition space', International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 1-11.

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Title Adult audience engagement: learning in the public exhibition space
Author(s) Thurner, M
Year 2017
Journal name International Journal of the Inclusive Museum
Volume number 10
Issue number 3
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Abstract Programming and education have been continually linked to the functionality of public art museums. The focus, traditionally, has been on school, family, or community groups, with specific pedagogy designed to augment formal learning through education kits, training for teachers, and school holiday programs. These are a primary focus for the metrics and evaluation of successful service to the public by art museums and a further opportunity to market specific exhibits and shows to identifiable sectors. Public-display organisations can go further to provide adult visitors with a creative and self-driven approach to both temporary and permanent exhibitions. Life-wide and lifelong learning have been identified as important in a dynamic and shifting milieu, and opportunity exists for art museums to devise programs for adult visitors that provide connection, empowerment, and possibilities for meaningful communication. The paths taken by the visitor as participant can be challenging, with disparate narratives and focus pulling terminology and technology while navigating the environment.
Subject Continuing and Community Education
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
DOI - identifier 10.18848/1835-2014/CGP/v10i03/1-11
Copyright notice © Common Ground Research Networks, The Author
ISSN 1835-2014
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