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Museum education – embodies practices and corporal movements
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
2013 (English)In: I rörelse / On the Move / [ed] Johanna Dahlin & Tove Andersson, 2013, 91-92 p.Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the museum educators’ teaching as embodied practices and as corporal movements imbued with political and cultural connotations. Museum education is often examined from the perspective of how visitors learn and consider museum education or exhibitions but the practitioners’ perspective is seldom analyzed. Thus this study seeks to explore the practical situation as acted out and explained by museum educators. The aim is to theorize the embodied knowledge imbedded in the teaching by investigate it as something that ‘is performance. ‘Is performance’ refers to a distinct bounded event marked by context conventions, usage and traditions. It also aims to investigate how museum educators act out institutional and political norms and values ‘as performances’. Furthermore it seeks to understand museum educators’ teaching as repeated and rehearsed actions performed across time and space. The study is based on participant observation and qualitative semi-structured interviews with museum educators at the Historical Museum (Stockholm, Sweden) during the fall of 2012.

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2013. 91-92 p.
Keyword [en]
Museum, museum education, performance
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Cultural Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-214409ISBN: 978-91-7519-563-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-214409DiVA: diva2:684766
I RÖRELSE/ON THE MOVE. ACSIS conference 11-13 june 2013, Norrköping, Sweden
Available from: 2014-01-08 Created: 2014-01-08 Last updated: 2014-01-15Bibliographically approved

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