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Understanding Museums - Australian Museums and Museology: Edited by Des Griffin and Leon Paroissien

Visitors in a museum storage area looking at a vintage vehicle and a small tractor.

Museums, education and visitor experience

Education in most museums has come to mean lifelong learning, expanding well beyond merely providing visits by children in school groups.  Positive interventions in childhood have extremely important impacts on later life. Several museums in Australia, including the Australian Museum, the Melbourne Museum and the National Museum of Australia, have paid special attention to younger children. 

The essays in this section examine education within museums, including art education, schools programs, children's programs and family visits, as well as looking at museum studies – the education and professional training of museum professionals.

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Cite as: Des Griffin and Leon Paroissien (eds), Understanding Museums: Australian museums and museology, National Museum of Australia, published online at ISBN 978-1-876944-92-6