Developing Education Programmes for Different Audiences. Caroline Lang April 2014. What are museums and who are they for ?. A cultural treasure house A leisure and tourism attraction A source of local pride A memory store for the community A meeting place for promoting dialogue
All of these and more
Adapted from Black, G. 2012.
A core function of museums
Offers opportunities for everyone to develop:
‘Learning is a process of active engagement with experience . It is what people do when they want to make sense of the world . It may involve an increase in skills, knowledge or understanding, a deepening of values or the capacity to reflect. Effective learning will lead to change, development and a desire to learn more .’
The Campaign for Learning in museums and galleries
Different types of Learning
Exhibitions and education programmes should be designed to appeal to
a wide range of visitors.
Access is usually seen in terms of barriers which may be:
Barriers which might hinder visitors
need to be addressed, ensuring that their specific needs are met.
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) : London
Opened 1837; National Museum of Art & Design;
Around 600 staff ; 2.6 m visitors per year;
Budget in yuan per year: 500 m.
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Opened 2013: Independent Museum;
30 staff; 80,000 visitors in first year;
Budget in yuan per year:15m .
6 main audience groups
Take into account
Note : the children, especially the youngest child, generally drive the visit.
Aim: to offer opportunities for the whole community to enjoy and to learn
from our collections
Adults with a general interest
Families with younger children
4 Topics for Primary schools
5 Topics for Secondary schools
Started in July 2013.
Family corner: 1 Sunday per month