Current Issues Of Museums And Galleries Journal

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“Current Issues in Museums and Galleries Journal” The purpose of this journal is to document my journey through the module. I intend as well to show how the texts have influenced my viewpoints, and contributed to my understanding of museums and visitors attitudes – mainly relating to the locations of our visits. Furthermore, I wanted to capture my musings and key passages from some of the books on the reading list, and alternate writings I discovered along the way. A lot of the issues raised in these texts have affected my way of thinking; not only for this module, but also for day-to-day attitudes. The narrative below comes around between 1,000 and 3,000 word limit. Week 1- 29 September Eugene Dillenburg defines the exhibit as a…show more content…
I believe that older people have the right to promote their social, cultural and emotional capacities. So, this week I discovered a very interesting article about museum lifelong learning of the aging people. According Hui-Jong Hsieh, the expanding number of elderly population has the outcome of confronting not only the reshape of social structure, the redistribution of recourses, but also the complex relationships of multi generations with assorted mindsets, behavior and values. However, the attraction of elderly audiences requires certain changes from the part of exhibitions halls. Museums should offer discount or free entrance for over 65s and provide facilities such as wheelchair ramp, elevators, wheelchair for the disabled, enlarged front brochures and large print information for individuals and visual impairments, the medical kit, study stool or reading glasses for any visitor who need them. It is really a big subject and many questions come to my mind. How can museums afford so huge expenses? Does it open ways to politics to involve in museums policies? How dangerous is it about the future of museums? Week 2- 13 October Why people visit museums? According Falk race/ ethnicity, age, education, occupation and curiosity are some indications of who visit museums. However, the main characteristic is “identity” which is the internal and external social forces. Each of us can hold
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