‘ Museums enable people to explore collections for inspiration, learning and enjoyment. They are institutions that collect, safeguard and make accessible artifacts and specimens which they hold in trust for society’.
Museums Association, Code of Ethics, (London: Museums Association, 2008), (http://www.museumsassociation.org/asset_arena/text/ge/codeofethics_large.pdf, as of 25 November, 2008.
‘ A process of active engagement with experience. It is what people do when they want to make sense of the world. It may involve the development or deepening of skills, knowledge, understanding, awareness, values, ideas and feelings, or an increase in the capacity to reflect. Effective learning leads to change, development and the desire to learn more.’
The teacher knows and will tell you
The student will learn by building knowledge
Educational Role of the Museum 1
UK (integral …)
Educational Role of Museums 2
UAE – What roles do museums play?
Educational Role of Museums 3
Your own children - Why?
Access – home culture and history
Museum Websites: Types
Completely Online – VMC
Why Use Museum Websites?
Accuracy and objectivity
Context, comparison and additional learning opportunities