Contemporary Curating and Museum Education

Edited by Carmen Mörsch, Angeli Sachs, and Thomas Sieber

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Contemporary Curating and Museum Education

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Pub Date: July 2017

ISBN: 9783837630800

300 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

Contemporary Curating and Museum Education

Edited by Carmen Mörsch, Angeli Sachs, and Thomas Sieber

Transcript-Verlag

Museum directors are beginning to question the role of their museums in the production of knowledge and participation, in creating links between the present and the past. Museum education has evolved as a practice in its own right, questioning, expanding, and transforming exhibitions and institutions. How does museum work change if we conceive of curating and education as an integrated practice? In this anthology, international scholars employed at a range of museums address this question. For anyone interested in the future of these institutions, this book explores diverse approaches to translating the "grand designs" of critical museology into practice.

About the Author

Carmen Mörsch is an art education practitioner and researcher. She is head of the Institute of Art Education at Zurich University of the Arts and teaches in the Master of Arts in Art Education Curating & Museum Education program.

Angeli Sachs is an art historian, head of the Master of Arts Program in Art Education and the Specialization Curating & Museum Education at Zurich University of the Arts as well as curator at the Museum of Design Zurich.

Thomas Sieber is a cultural historian and teaches with a focus on cultural and museum studies at Zurich University of the Arts.