University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

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.

Full text not available from this repository.


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
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Chadwick, A
Date : 1 January 2001
DOI : 10.1023/A:1012228714243
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 14:52
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 13:31

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800