No. 298 | From Periphery to Center: Art Museum Education in the 21st Century
Pat Villeneuve, Editor
From Periphery to Center: Art Museum Education in the 21st Century examines museum education from the perspective of 33 authors from the field, resulting in a collective vision elevating the function of education within museums. A variety of perspectives offered throughout this comprehensive new collection of essays push further thinking and encourage robust debate. Another dimension comes from the -Many Voices Project- art museum educators and others with an interest in the field who offered feedback on topics explored throughout the essays. These comments add alternate ideas and expand the discussions.
The contents delve into theory, but also inform on exemplary models of practice. Museum education has developed much over the past 20 years, yet there remains an opportunity to advance its position within art museums with effective practice and the creation of successful programs. From Periphery to Center helps to launch this forward thinking. An invaluable resource for museum educators, and a practical textbook for professors and students in museum education programs.
253 pgs. (2007) ISBN 978-1-890160-38-8