Museums, Nature, and Society: The Use of Natural History Collections for Furthering Public Well-being, Inclusion, and Participation

Museums, Nature, and Society: The Use of Natural History Collections for Furthering Public Well-being, Inclusion, and Participation MIGUEL PRÔA, Ph.D. and ALINE DONINI  Theory and Practice, Vol. 2, 2019 Abstract Natural history museums attract millions of visitors every year worldwide. Their collections, often inherited from centuries past, were gathered for scientific as well as educational purposesContinue reading “Museums, Nature, and Society: The Use of Natural History Collections for Furthering Public Well-being, Inclusion, and Participation”

The Enslaved Image: A Contemporary Visualization of Gender & Race

The Enslaved Image: A Contemporary Visualization of Gender & Race JULIANNE M. SCHMIDT The Museum Scholar, Volume 2, Number 1 Abstract The reluctance to address difficult history results in its erasure from the dialogue of historic sites. This paper analyzes the use of artwork in historic house museums as a method of confronting the legacy of slaveryContinue reading “The Enslaved Image: A Contemporary Visualization of Gender & Race”

Beyond boundaries: Mixing art and science in University Museums

Beyond boundaries: Mixing art and science in University Museums BLANCA MARÍA CÁRDENAS CARRIÓN, M.Phil The Museum Scholar, Volume 2, Number 1, 2018 Abstract By mixing art and science, beauty and truth, we are allowed to transform museums into facilities for curiosity, where collections and exhibitions could motivate creative and significant learning among visitors. This article discussesContinue reading “Beyond boundaries: Mixing art and science in University Museums”

What’s in a Museum Trip? A close look at how museum educators can facilitate critical thinking

What’s in a Museum Trip? A close look at how museum educators can facilitate critical thinking Jacqueline Du, MA The Museum Scholar, Volume 2, Number 1, 2018 Abstract Elementary school groups visit museums to provide their students with an enriched learning experience supplementing classroom lessons. Museum trips are usually limited in time; about 60-90 minutes includingContinue reading “What’s in a Museum Trip? A close look at how museum educators can facilitate critical thinking”

Case Study: Recommended Educational Strategy for the Fairfield Heritage Centre

Case Study: Recommended Educational Strategy for the Fairfield Heritage Centre ANNA-KRISTINA RÄTSEP, MSc The Museum Scholar, Volume 2, Number 1, 2018 Abstract In the 21st century, museums are considered to be informal learning environments that provide learning experiences for a variety of audiences. This article analyzes research undertaken within twelve weeks in 2016 on behalf ofContinue reading “Case Study: Recommended Educational Strategy for the Fairfield Heritage Centre”

Playing the Game: Understanding the Gender Gap in Art Museum Directorships

Playing the Game: Understanding the Gender Gap in Art Museum Directorships KATHRYN DAWSON, MA The Museum Scholar, Volume 2, Number 1, 2018 Abstract The Association of Art Museum Directors has identified a gender gap in art museum directorships particularly in the largest and wealthiest institutions. In order for art museums to create inclusive, accessible educational spaces,Continue reading “Playing the Game: Understanding the Gender Gap in Art Museum Directorships”

Metaphor, Meaning-Making, and Museums

Metaphor, Meaning-Making, and Museums NATALIA TORONCHUK, MSc The Museum Scholar, Volume 2, Number 1, 2018 Abstract Language is just one tool in a carefully curated museum that contextualizes objects and concepts. Texts in museums must be carefully and mindfully examined to avoid misleading, stereotyping, and other negative possibilities of linguistic associations. This is especially so inContinue reading “Metaphor, Meaning-Making, and Museums”