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ERIC Number: EJ888373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Honoring the Personal Response: A Strategy for Serving the Public Hunger for Connection
Williams, Ray
Journal of Museum Education, v35 n1 p93-102 Spr 2010
Many groups of adult museum visitors welcome the invitation to make personal connections to works of art. Time for individual reflection and sharing with others may enable relationships to deepen and new insights to emerge. This article describes an approach to gallery teaching that honors the memories, associations, and emotions that visitors bring to their encounters with works of art. The approach has been particularly effective with groups of health care professionals, and as a reminder to docents of the powerful affective experiences that will naturally occur for some members of the public. In an addendum, the author reports on a recent conference that brought together museum educators and medical educators to discuss emerging collaborations. (Contains 3 photos and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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