Learning At The Museum: Themes In Cultural Comprehension Through Exhibitions
Chapter 6: Conclusions
What we can learn from complex exhibitions on variegated topics
Museums can present a landscape of learning and inactivity that far surpasses any other modality of learning. As demonstrated with the professional examples in this essay there is evidence that people can learn about different aspects and niches within a specific topic without having to leave the exhibition. Not only does interaction throughout each exist exhibition allow demonstration and careful appreciation of artifacts left of each topic, but they also provide meaningful activities that can be taken away or represented outside of the exhibition as a keepsake for what has been learned.
By sharing knowledge in these highly interactive ways it becomes possible for topics to jump off the page of a textbook and become more of an experience. Therefore, consistent with the earliest intentions of museums to create enlightenment or an atmosphere self-discovery, it becomes possible for individuals to learn something in multiple aspects and to be fluent in a particular topic.
The Crystal museum has further significant value because it demonstrates developmental goals that can present themselves in time within urban involvement. Because sustainable design and resources are limited and conversation about them does not necessarily extend throughout the world, it is possible to understand that sustainable development and design are towards the best practices of human condition and sustainable life. Ecological design as presented by this exhibition posits how it's possible for resources to be managed properly within a highly confined space. It also shows how we can manage our ecological footprint and manage and demonstrate control over our circumstances and surroundings. Ultimately all exhibitions described show how a topic could be revealed in multiple capacities and with the influence of a great diversity of audience and historical contribution. By allowing users to delve into these topics the value of each show becomes paramount in terms of the scope of discovery that a person may find as well as implications for the future of each tradition.
By providing teacher resources and guide material the exhibitions at the V. and A. museum show that they can not only achieve core understanding within the curriculum means, but also they can promote activities that are influential and beneficial to educating pupils as well as citizens alike. These demonstrate a highly reliable and thought-provoking approach to intelligence and the sharing of knowledge. By cultivating an atmosphere where interactivity and imitation can provide good examples of how each technology or concept presently exists, it becomes ideal for application also the classroom to create even more interest or spark further discovery on these areas.
The exhibition about rebellion was perhaps the most unique in terms of esteem. While including artifacts from around the world, the human condition is consistently needed for a meaningful message; grassroots events are highly orchestrated and present through these activities. While there are no other consistencies of such in the other exhibits it is possible to see that the unique and diversified nature of cultural expression is only subject to change based on locality. Underlying messages, emblems and design teams are seen to be the same throughout the world.
This is a unique and beneficial approach because not only is it possible for people to compare cultures of like mindsets but also those of unequal or greatly diversified populations. Consistent with the findings of early mythology methodologies, having attractive activities and providing useful interactive networks between professionals and the community provides a the exhibit with a further grasp that can allow for a much more broad reaching approach to understanding the topics on display. It allows the museum to curate some of the most prestigious and beneficial innovations in order to create an image of lasting certainty.
There are significant impacts of these exhibitions in terms of community involvement as well. According to Michael Stevens, Crystal’s Partnership Manager, education is an important factor and will continue to play a burgeoning role in sustainability. The future is to continue present accomplishments and to regenerate other parts of the exhibit that may reflect future technology and work. The building effectively creates a world that is in itself based on sustainability and promotes the unison of local community, and partisan efforts.
By measuring the success of each present exhibition research scientists and members of the community alike can gain valuable knowledge about the assimilation of information within their community and society. Some places may identify larger volumes of retention that can be reflected in the quality of conversation, impact after leaving the museum, or details of qualitative interviews. These findings combined with existing literature about the museum industry and its propagation of learning can help make the most efficacious experiences for future visitors.
As with the example of the Crystal, a variety of topics may be encompassed. Still, some individuals may find some aspects easier to understand than others. The findings per group type in this scenario would allow for refinement to the exhibition in the future, and the potential for diversified material to accompany unique group types. This is useful for future teaching resources, qualifying questionnaires and information take aways from the exhibit itself. By gathering evidence of learning environments, researchers can draw steady conclusions regarding a particular type of learning style or environment. Depending on the needs of the community or society, this information will help make it easier for other members of the community to fill gaps or address needed areas of interest.
In conclusion, there are a wide variety of benefits to creating and maintaining museums for the purpose of learning. It is evident that from the dawn of their existence, the curation and cultivation of interest in the human condition has never ceased. Several theorists have cultivated approaches for managing and illustrating the effects that museum learning in terms of the qualitative information received by participants or by measures of conversation. These build on fundamental notions of learning being inherent to the self-discovery experience present in a museum or other free choice recreational environment.
In exploring the V. and A. museum as well as the Crystal city display, it is possible to see emerging themes of congruency between the exhibits. While the foci are different and based on specific content, there is significant emphasis placed on the value of topical information and supplementary interactions. Internet based resources particularly for the disobedient objects and wedding dress exhibits are captivating and can have a lasting impression on those who feel they have learned something from their experience.
By cultivating an atmosphere of acceptance and acknowledgement it is possible to gain better results about this specific activity. Research scientists can use information about the value people place on specific exhibits or types of media to create the best products in the future. Further, the need for more information being gathered in this area in terms of the efficacy of each exhibit can only benefit the further cultivation of arts and the humanities.
Ultimately museums do promote learning to a great degree. The implementation of new technologies and systems of inquiry will only benefit the quest for education the public and demonstrate the growing nature of change within our society and world.