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Museums: Using keyworkers to deliver lifelong learning

Gray, D and Chadwick, A (2001) Museums: Using keyworkers to deliver lifelong learning International Review of Education, 47 (5). pp. 427-441.

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Abstract

The article describes a major study of the activities of keyworkers (mediators between museums and their public) within the context of museums' contribution to lifelong learning and to overcoming cultural exclusion. Field studies were undertaken in the UK, Ireland and Sweden based upon live projects with keyworkers who were subsequently interviewed about their roles, professional development needs and attitudes. In the UK, the Victoria and Albert Museum's keyworkers comprised youth workers, in Sweden they were traffic wardens and taxi drivers, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art worked with a group of elderly adults. From these studies, the research was able to articulate key recommendation for developing museum policy on keyworkers to enhance adult learning in and through museums.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Gray, Dd.e.gray@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Chadwick, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 January 2001
Identification Number : 10.1023/A:1012228714243
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 14:52
Last Modified : 16 May 2017 14:52
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/815507

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