Touch in Museums
Policy and Practice in Object Handling
Edited by Helen J. Chatterjee
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Touch in Museums by Helen J. Chatterjee
Book DescriptionThe value of touch and object handling in museums is little understood, despite the overwhelming weight of anecdotal evidence which confirms the benefits of physical interaction with objects. Touch in Museums presents a ground-breaking overview of object handling from both historical and scientific perspectives. The book aims to establish a framework for understanding the role of object handling for learning, enjoyment, and health. The broad range of essays included explores the many different contexts for object handling, not only within the museum, but extending beyond it to hospitals, schools and the wider community. The combination of theoretical analysis, policy assessment and detailed case material make Touch in Museums invaluable reading for students and professionals of museology or cultural heritage.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847882387
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The social responsibilities of museums is an emerging topic in the sector. Access, education and heritage studies form part of a wider social intervention to meet the needs of the community locally and nationally, in a holistic and inclusive way.
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Author Biography - Helen J. Chatterjee
Helen J. Chatterjee is Deputy Director of Museums & Collections and a Lecturer in Biology at University College London.
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