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ERIC Number: EJ1061660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Voice, Choice, Equity and Access: Young Children Capture Their Art Gallery Education Experiences
Lemon, Narelle
Journal of Museum Education, v38 n3 p349-363 Oct 2013
Introducing a digital camera in the art gallery space is somewhat confrontational. Most museums have strict protocols on what can and cannot be captured. From the educational perspective it does, however, offer a new and innovative way of working that supports young people's ability to record what they see and how they experience the gallery, the art works, and the learning programs. This article shares insights from a pilot project, called Ways of Seeing, with the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, where a digital camera was used in a trial capacity as part of a learning program that took place in a primary school and an art gallery. Voice and choice, access and equity, and participation through flexible movement around the gallery were seen as vital outcomes from a collaboration that honored young people's voices and their capability to be photographers of their gallery learning experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia