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.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Book - Wonderful Things: Learning with Museum Objects

As Wonderful Things vividly demonstrates, learning by engaging with objects
can be a powerful experience. Whether you're an educator, interpreter,
curator, designer, gallery explainer or simply intrigued by this method of
teaching, there will be rewarding material in this book for you.

What's in the book?
After an exploration of the process of learning from objects, the book puts
these principles into practice, in the form of over 50 easy-to-set-up
games, designed to facilitate creative interaction with objects. Although
in themselves straightforward, many of the games can have surprisingly
powerful and stimulating results and each game has been tested, used and
refined in practice many times.

All the games are ideal for use in classroom or museum settings, and most
are easily adapted for use with all educational ages, from 5-18. However,
some can also be used successfully with adults; and the more complex,
drama-based games have been used in psychotherapeutic work and with older
people for reminiscence.

Wonderful Things will be of value to a wide range of specialist staff -
including educators, outreach staff, interpreters, designers, curators,
gallery "explainers", guides and volunteers - in museums, galleries,
science centres, historic houses and sites and zoos.

For a limited time only, a special launch offer is available:
* Save over 10% on the published price
* Receive an immediate copy of the Digital Edition to read (on any device)
and print
* Receive your copy of the paperback edition on 30 March

For full details of the book, the author, and to place an order, please

This book is packed with bright, tested ideas and I know you'll find it
both stimulating and practically useful.

PS We offer all our readers an unconditional guarantee: if, once received,
you decide for any reason this book is not for you, simply return it to us
for a full refund!

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