Museums and Adults Learning: Perspectives from Europe
There is a growing perception in some European countries of museums as major learning centres. However, for too many adults, museums are still exclusion zones. Museum staff and museum educators have demonstrated a wide range of creative approaches to encouraging museum use. Nevertheless, there is much to learn from the experience of colleagues in other countries, and from working with the communities who make up the museums visitors.
This book seeks to foster collaboration between European museums and arts-related fields, adult education and their respective diverse communities. It extends and develops Museums and the Education of Adults (NIACE, 1995) which focused on policy and practice within different sectors of the community in the United Kingdom. Contributions in the new volume present a range of views and practical examples from across the whole of Europe. (From publishers description)