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Lifelong learning in museums: a critical appraisal

Candlin, Fiona and O'Brien, Margaret (2001) Lifelong learning in museums: a critical appraisal. In: Jones, David J. and Normie, Gerald (eds.) 2001 - A Spatial Odyssey. Nottingham: Continuing Education Press, pp. 176-186. ISBN 185041095X.


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Museums are generally considered storehouses of treasure but recent government policy focuses on issues of social inclusion, life skills and employment. We critically examine current policy, comparing it to earlier educational approaches in museums and suggest that its implementation forms both a major institutional challenge and an opportunity for national museums.

Item Type: Book Section
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): New Labour, inclusivity, British Museum, V&A, museum education, vocational
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > History of Art
Depositing User: Fiona Candlin
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2008 16:04
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2014 11:56

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