Education and the relationships between museums and older audiences: A scoping review protocol
Understanding how museums recognize the potential educational relationship with older audiences (aged over 60) is important if museums are to thrive as places for attracting social engagement, educational opportunities and lifelong learning. With the predicted rise in older populations and the lower take up of younger visitors to museums, there is scope to better understand how museums are engaging with these potential visitors in spaces traditionally viewed as non-formal education settings. Museums are known to house objects or collections which can work well in engaging with older populations, including cognitively-impaired elderly. However, there is a gap in evidence-based studies on audience research. The review will synthesize available empirical evidence on museum education for older audiences to catalogue good practice.
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Citation : Hinsliff-Smith, K., Araujo, O.S.C.C., Cochioni, M. (2020) Education and the relationships between museums and older audiences: A scoping review protocol. International Journal of Educational Research, 102, 101591.
ISSN : 0883-0355
Research Institute : Institute of Health, Health Policy and Social Care
Peer Reviewed : Yes