ERIC Number: ED077828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Museums, Imagination and Education.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Twelve authors offer initiative and creative ideas for using museums to further world-wide education in a broad sense. Rather than viewing the museum as a preserver and storehouse of works and objectives, the authors see the museum as a place where direct involvement in process education occurs. International trends in museum education are focused upon in this book. The collection contains articles on the changing role of museums in a changing world; the organized educational use of museum collections by teachers who wish to stimulate students and children through contact with creative objectives; an economic role for museums in the developing countries; a description of India museums' interest and work in science, technology, and industry; innovative art programs offered in conjunction with museum programs; the role of television and museums to communicate to the masses; Sweden's temporary and traveling exhibitions; the Soviet's concern with organizing traveling exhibitions to reach those who live far from Moscow; exhibitions that a developing country needs; information from a survey on how museums use mass media; collaboration between museum and school; and a literature review on the growth of the ideas of the museum as educator. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Centers, Educational Environment, Educational Resources, Exhibits, Learning, Literature Reviews, Museums, Resource Centers, School Community Relationship, Sciences
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).