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Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum (MOOC) conclusion

Theme: exploring the museum’s objects and the possible futures of museums Objects and spaces Frontiers’ is a metaphor to conceive of the physical space, between the museum, and university/school/community group where we explore histories and memories Objects – creation, use … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum (MOOC) week 5

Theme: the role of museums awareness/supporting mental health and wellbeing Mental health – increasingly recognised as being connected to our social, economic and cultural contexts There is something very important about the bodily, cognitive and emotional connections that objects enable … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum (MOOC) week 4

Theme: how museums can contribute to issues around social justice and human rights. The position is put that museums contribute to making a better, fairer society by shining lights on things otherwise unseen (eg social oppression) – but there are … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum (MOOC) week 3

This week’s topic:  the audiences’ emotional response to exhibits Example, Rankin -Alive: In the Face of Death. The exhibition, Alive: In the Face of Death, featured more than 70 images, and photographer Rankin set out to explore and challenge our … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum (MOOC) week 2

This week’s theme: target audiences – who visits and who doesn’t. Where are we now? Who? Profile of visitors What prevents people from visiting museums? (Types of access) Physical Sensory Intellectual Financial Emotional or attitudinal Lack of involvement in decision-making … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum (MOOC)

I signed up for this short six week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) course as it appears to fit so well with where I am in my MA; that is, fully focussed on curation and exhibiting. Week 1: Museums definedThe … Continue reading

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