The Museum Educator's Manual

The Museum Educator's Manual

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The role of education in museums has increasingly become a major professional concern. Engaging, informative, and even entertaining programs can make an enormous difference in a museum's popularity, bringing in visitors of all ages, from the local community and beyond. The proliferation of recent publications on museum education and the promotion of workshops and training seminars for museum staff have reinforced the need for creativity, excellence, and accountability in museum educational programs. The Museum Educator's Manual addresses the role museum educators play in today's museums from an experience-based perspective. Seasoned museum educators author each chapter, emphasizing key programs along with case studies that provide successful examples, and demonstrate a practical foundation for the daily operations of a museum education department_no matter how small. The book covers volunteer management and training; exhibit design; program and event design and implementation; working with families, seniors, and teens; collaborating with schools and other institutions; and funding. With invaluable checklists, schedules, organizational charts, program examples, and other how-to documents included throughout, The Museum Educator's Manual is a 'must have' book for any museum educator.The Smithsonian National American Museum of American History incorporated a graphic of Bud, a bull terrier, into a series of labels in the transportation exhibition a€œAmerica on the Move.aquot; Bud was a real dog who went along with his owner on part of the first transcontinental automobile journey. ... A common aspect of many gallery guides, including both the Junior Ranger activities and Museums 6a#39;?

Title:The Museum Educator's Manual
Author:Anna Johnson, Kimberly A. Huber, Nancy Cutler, Melissa Bingmann, Tim Grove
Publisher:Rowman Altamira - 2009-01-13


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