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Issues in Museum Studies (MMAMGE_01)
Module Tutors: Pam Meecham and John Reeve
Autumn Term

The module focuses upon professional practice in education as a basis for examining the field of museum studies and developments in museum education, referred to as Museology. It introduces contemporary issues and practice in museum and gallery education and seeks to relate museum education theory to personal practice. Seminars introduce you to reading and research in the field of museum studies and museum learning, and lectures introduce philosophical, historical, psychological and sociological dimensions of informal sites for education. The module examines the museum as an educational institution, the historical development of museum education, strategies for teaching and learning from material culture and the formation of museum collections and their diverse audiences. Using the British Museum Enlightenment Gallery, early issues in collection and education are debated.