Museum Education

Reading List

Victoria and Albert Museum, last updated: 1st January 2010

Museum Education Reading List provided by the Victoria and Albert Museum

Allen, D. A. 'Museums and Education.' Museums in Modern Life: Seven Papers Read Before the Royal Society of the Arts in March, April and May 1949, 86-106. London: RSA, 1949. NAL pressmark: 22.N.17

American Association of Museums. Excellence and Equity: Education and the Public Dimension of Museums. Washington, DC: American Association of Museums, 1992.

Anderson, David. A Common Wealth: Museums in the Learning Age, a Report to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. London: Stationery Office, 1999. NAL pressmark: SL 069.150941 AND

Anderson, John R., Lynne M. Reder, and Herbert A. Simon. 'Situated Learning and Education.' Educational Researcher 25 (1996): 5-11.

Ausubel, David Paul. Educational Psychology: A Cognitive View. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968.

Belcher, Michael. Exhibitions in Museums. Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1991. NAL pressmark: SL 069.53 BEL

Bennett, Tony. The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics. London: Routledge, 1995. NAL pressmark: SL 069 BEN

Bicknell, Sandra, and Graham Farmelo, eds. Museum Visitor Studies in the 90s. London: Science Museum, 1993. NAL pressmark: NB.96.0753

Bitgood, Stephen, Beverly Serrell, and D. Thompson. 'The Impact of Informal Education on Visitors to Museums'. In Informal Science Learning: What the Research Says about Television, Science Museums, and Community Based Projects, edited by Valerie Crane. Dedham: Research Communications Ltd., 1994.

Durbin, Gail, ed. Developing Museum Exhibitions for Lifelong Learning. London: Stationary Office, 1996. NAL pressmark: SL 069.15 DEV

Falk, John H., and Lynn D. Dierking. Learning from Museums: Visitor Experiences and the Making of Meaning. Walnut Creek, CA: Oxford: AltaMira Press, 2000. NAL pressmark: SL 069.15 FAL

Falk, John H., and Lynn D. Dierking. The Museum Experience. Washington, DC: Whalesback Books, 1992. NAL pressmark: SL 069.15 FAL

Field, John. Lifelong Learning and the New Educational Order. 2nd rev. ed. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham, 2006.

Fosnot, Catherine Twomey, ed. Constructivism: Theory, Perspectives and Practice.New York : Teachers College Press, 1996.

Great Britain. Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Centres for Social Change: Museums, Galleries, and Archives for All. London : Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2000. NAL pressmark: ED 069.1508693 DEP

Great Britain. Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Inspiration, Identity, Learning: The Value of Museums. Leicester : Leicester Research Centre for Museums and Galleries, 2004. NAL pressmark: ED 069.15 HOO

Great Britain. Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The Learning Power of Museums: a Vision for Museum Education. London : Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2000. NAL pressmark: ED 069.15 DEP

Great Britain. Department of Education and Science. Museums in Education . London : HMSO, 1971. NAL pressmark: 83.TT Box III

Great Britain. Museums and Galleries Commission. Managing Museum and Gallery Education. London : Museums and Galleries Commission, 1996. NAL pressmark: SL 069.1 MAN

Hein, George E. 'The Constructivist Museum.' Chap. 7 in The Educational Role of the Museum, edited by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill. 2nd ed. New York : Routledge, 1999. NAL pressmark: SL 069.15 HOO

Hein, George E. Learning in the Museum. London : Routledge, 1998. NAL pressmark: NC.98.1550

Hein, George E., and Mary Alexander. Museums: Places of Learning. Washington : American Association of Museums Education Committee, 1998.

Hergenhahn, B. R., and Matthew H. Olson. An Introduction to Theories of Learning. 4th ed. Eaglewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1993.

Hinton, Morna. 'The Victoria and Albert Museum Silver Galleries II: Learning Style and Interpretation Preference in the Discovery Area.' Museum Management and Curatorship 17, no.3 (September 1998): 253-94. NAL pressmark: PP.13.H

Hood, Marilyn G. 'Staying Away: Why People Choose Not to Visit Museums.' Museum News 61, no. 4 (April 1983): 50-7. NAL pressmark: PP.3.s

Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean. 'Communication in Theory and Practice'. Chap. 2 In The Educational Role of the Museum, edited by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill. 2nd ed. London : Routledge, 1999. NAL pressmark: SL 069.15 HOO

Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean, ed. The Educational Role of the Museum. 2nd ed. London : Routledge, 1999. NAL pressmark: SL 069.15 HOO

Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean. 'Education, Communication and Interpretation: Towards a Critical Pedagogy in Museums.' Chap. 1 In The Educational Role of the Museum, edited by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill. 2nd ed. London : Routledge, 1999. NAL pressmark: SL 069.15 HOO

Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean. 'Learning in Art Museums: Strategies of Interpretation.' Chap. 3 In The Educational Role of the Museum, edited by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill. London : Routledge, 1999. NAL pressmark: SL 069.15 HOO

Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean. Museum and Gallery Education. Leicester : Leicester University Press, 1991. NAL pressmark: SL 069.15 HOO

Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean. 'Museum Learners as Active Postmodernists: Contextualising Constructivism.' Chap. 5 In The Educational Role of the Museum, edited by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill. 2nd ed. London : Routledge, 1999. NAL pressmark: SL 069.15 HOO

Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean. 'Museums and Interpretive Communities.' Paper presented at Musing on Learning Seminar, Australian Museum, 20 April 1999.

Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean. Museums and Their Visitors. London : Routledge, 1994. NAL pressmark: 207.E.32

Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean, ed. Museums, Media, Message. London : Routledge, 1995. NAL pressmark: SL 069.5 MUS

Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean, ed. Working in Museum and Gallery Education: 10 Career Experiences. Leicester : Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, 1992.

Lewis, Brian N. 'The Museum as an Educational Facility'. Museums Journal 80, no. 3 (December 1980): 151-55. NAL pressmark: PP.13.B

Lord, Gail Dexter, and Barry Lord, eds. The Manual of Museum Planning. 2nd ed. London : Stationery Office, 1999. NAL pressmark: SL 069 MAN

McLean, Kathleen. Planning for People in Museum Exhibitions. Washington, DC : Association of Science-Technology Centers, 1993.

McManus, Paulette M. 'Oh, Yes, They Do: How Museum Visitors Read Labels and Interact with Exhibit Texts.' Curator 32, no. 3 (September 1989): 174-89. NAL pressmark: PP.4.K

Meszaros, Cheryl. 'Now THAT is Evidence: Tracking Down the Evil "Whatever" Interpretation'. Visitor Studies Today 9, issue 3 (winter 2006): 10-15.

Miers, Sir Henry A. Museums and Education: a Paper Read before the Royal Society of Arts, on January 23rd, 1929. London : Royal Society of the Arts, 1929. NAL pressmark: 21.B Box

Miles, R. S., M. B. Alt, D. C. Gosling, B. N. Lewis, and A. F. Tout, eds. The Design of Educational Exhibits. 2nd ed. London : Allen & Unwin, 1988. NAL pressmark: SL 069.53 MIL

Moffat, Hazel, and Vicky Woollard, eds. Museum and Gallery Education : a Manual of Good Practice. London : Stationery Office, 1999. NAL pressmark: SL 069.15 MUS

Pittenger, D. J. 'The Utility of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.' Review of Educational Research 63 (1993): 467-88.

Pope-Hennessey, Sir John. 'Design in Museums'. Journal of the Royal Society of the Arts 123, no. 5231 (October 1975): 717-27. NAL pressmark: PP.15.D

Rathmann, Carl Gustav. The Educational Museum of the St. Louis Public Schools. Washington : Smithsonian Press, 1915.

Schmeck, Ronald R. Learning Strategies and Learning Styles. New York : London : Plenum Press: 1987.

Screven, C. G. 'Educational Evaluation and Research in Museums and Public Exhibits: a Bibliography.' Curator 27, no. 2 (June 1984): 147-65. NAL pressmark: PP.4.K

Screven, C. G. 'Exhibitions and Information Centers : Some Principles and Approaches.' Curator 29, no.  2 (June 1986): 109-37. NAL pressmark: PP.4.K

Screven, C. G. The Measurement and Facilitation of Learning in the Museum Environment: an Experimental Analysis. Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution, 1974.

Serrell, Beverly. Paying Attention: Visitors and Museum Exhibitions. Washington, DC : American Association of Museums, 1998. NAL pressmark: ED 069.1 SER

Victoria and Albert Museum. Education for All. London : V&A, 1992. NAL pressmark: VA.1992.Box 0001

Wilk, Christopher, and Nick Humphrey, eds. Creating the British Galleries at the V&A: a Study in Museology. London : V&A, 1994. NAL pressmark: 604.AE.0507

Yahya, I. Museum Learning, the Museum Visitor, the Museum Visit: an Investigation into their Understanding and its Implications for the Effective Exhibition Development in Indian Science Museums. Leicester : University of Leicester, 1997.

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