Contents: Preface: museums - reaching higher, Roy Clare; Part I Policy, Pedagogies and Possibilities: Introduction, Catherine Speight, Anne Boddington and Jos Boys. Part II Strategic Alliances, Knowledge Exchange and Opportunities: Learning activities, learning outcomes and learning theory, Stephen Brown; Internships in museum studies: learning at the interface, Elizabeth A. Beckmann; Understanding the distributed museum: mapping the spaces of museology in contemporary culture, Susana Smith Bautista and Anne Balsamo; Learning at the interface: the museum as public laboratory, Richard Watermeyer. Part III Curating, Collecting and Creative Practices: Keeping good company: art schools and museums, Sarah Ganz Blythe; Curating emerging design practice, Gareth Williams; Artist-led curatorial practice: mediating knowledge, experience and opinion, Tracy Mackenna and Edwin Janssen. Part IV Expectations, Assumptions and Obstructions: 'Museums and galleries? No thanks, not for me'. A critical review of attitudes to museum and gallery visits among university students on an education degree programme, Carrie Winstanley; Tales from the coalface, Leanne Manfredi and Rebecca Reynolds; Enhancing observational skills: a case study. Collaboration between a university art museum and its medical school, Linda K. Friedlaender; Object-based learning: a powerful pedagogy for higher education, Leonie Hannan, Rosalind Duhs and Helen Chatterjee; Conclusion: opportunities for the future, Jos Boys, Anne Boddington and Catherine Speight; Afterword; Index.
Anne Boddington is Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Brighton, Jos Boys is currently Head of Learning and Student Experience at the London Campus of Northumbria University and Catherine Speight is a Research Fellow and an AHRC-funded PhD candidate at the University of Brighton and V&A. Roy Clare, Catherine Speight, Anne Boddington, Jos Boys, Stephen Brown, Elizabeth A. Beckmann, Susana Smith Bautista, Anne Balsamo, Richard Watermeyer, Sarah Ganz Blythe, Gareth Williams, Tracy Mackenna, Edwin Janssen, Carrie Winstanley, Leanne Manfredi, Rebecca Reynolds, Linda K. Friedlaender, Leonie Hannan, Rosalind Duhs, Helen Chatterjee.
'The educational capacities of museums have been the subject of much investigation in recent decades but there has been very little in-depth analysis of the issues, challenges and possibilities of relationships between Higher Education and museums such as is presented in this perceptive and valuable compendium which will be useful in both spheres.' Eilean Hooper-Greenhill, University of Leicester, UK