Are you or your students currently undertaking research or evaluation on questions related to museum learning, education and interpretation? Work by museum professionals and volunteers, faculty and students is all equally welcome and will be listed.
MUSEUM EDUCATION MONITOR (MEM), the monthly e-newsletter, is now compiling a list of ongoing research and evaluation projects on questions relating to museum/gallery education or interpretation for our upcoming October 2007 issue.
If you wish to share your research or evaluation with others around the
world, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes:
- name of project
- research or evaluation question(s) [no more than 50 words, please]
- how the data will be presented [report, article, dissertation, program,
training event, workshop, curriculum, plan for change, etc.]
- principal researcher(s)/ evaluator(s)
- site(s) where research is being conducted
- time span
- contact information
- key words to describe the project [no more than 4 or 5, please] Deadline
for this issue is *Friday, October 5, 2007.*
All listings are free. Submissions are included in the current MEM and
catalogued afterwards in our online archives, which holds all of our past
issues (to Feb. 2004) in PDF format. Full access to the MEM Archives is
available only to subscribers. However, time-limited guest passes are
available to students and interested others by contacting MEM at
FYI, the following research projects were listed in MEM, August 2007:
- At the Crossroads: 'Discovery Centres' in museums: their development,
history, philosophy, and management (Australia)
- Visitor Centre Visitation in a Provincial Park (Canada)
- Industrial and technical museums - historical education with relics of
- Target: Education. How do museums reach it? A managerial perspective
- Virtual Museums in Real Classrooms: Pedagogical Practice and Implications
for Design (UK)
UPDATES on research listed in earlier issues of MEM:
- What previous knowledge, experience and interest do Science North visitors
have of polar science? (Canada)
- Cultural Hubs (UK)
- 21st century review of attendance statistics for Australian museums
- Teacher Usage of Art Museum Online Curriculum and Lesson
Plans(USA)(includes link to thesis)
A complimentary copy of the August 2007 issue of Museum Education
Monitor noted above is available upon request to email@example.com .
Please get in touch for more information about this call or to discuss your
research. We look forward to hearing from you!
M. Christine Castle, Editor, Museum Education Monitor Hamilton, Ontario,
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October 1/07. Subscribe today to enjoy the new MEM at the old rate!
For more information visit http://www.mccastle.com
The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.