Learning at the Museum Frontiers

Learning at the Museum Frontiers

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In Learning at the Museum Frontiers, Viv Golding argues that the museum has the potential to function as a frontier a€“ a zone where learning is created, new identities are forged and new connections made between disparate groups and their own histories. She draws on a range of theoretical perspectives including Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics, Foucauldian discourse on space and power, and postcolonial and Black feminist theory, as well as her own professional experience in museum education over a ten-year period, applying these ideas to a wide range of museum contexts. The book offers an important theoretical and empirical contribution to the debate on the value of museums and what they can contribute to society. The author reveals the radical potential for museums to tackle injustice and social exclusion, challenge racism, enhance knowledge and promote truth.... and a large ceremonial umbrella representing those used in some West African state ceremonies, which can be seen at Plate 23. The seats ... First of all the boys wrote acrostic poems using their names and indicating their special interests.

Title:Learning at the Museum Frontiers
Author:Dr Viv Golding
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-12-28


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