ERIC Number: ED047213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Case Studies of Three Midwestern Art Museums as They Function as Adult Education Institutions, with an Introductory History of Adult Education in American Art Museums.
Furstenberg, James Henry
The study describes current art museum adult education programs and objectives in three art museums. Data were gathered through interviews with museum staffs, from current publications and records, and from clipping files and historical documents. Each museum sponsors training for volunteer guides and a yearly show for collectors, and provides programs for adults. Each has a library, and publishes a bulletin, catalogs and scholarly monographs. Education staffs include from eight to ten persons, excluding instructors. Few arrangements are made for staff inservice training. Few records of visitor participation are kept, and little effort to determine program effectiveness is made. Among the work being done in the three museums are: Toledo's acoustical devices for supplementing the interpretation of works in the permanent collection, art classes, and a musical program; Detroit's films, lectures, concerts, classes, and training and supervision of volunteers; and St. Louis' lectures, tours, talks, and plan to recruit suburbanites through a museum sponsored membership group which supplies volunteer guides, operates a shop, and provides special interest groups. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Classes (Groups of Students), Concerts, Doctoral Dissertations, Films, Fine Arts, History, Lecture Method, Museums, Program Evaluation, Special Programs, Training, Volunteers
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan (Detroit); Missouri (Saint Louis)