What a Visit to a Museum can Mean for Children
News, Learning, Museums as Social Agents, Museum Management, Audience Development | 02.02.2018

Liesbet Ruben shares her experiences working at the Children Museum Tropenmuseum Junior in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Curator Liesbet Ruben shares views on making a museum visit worthwhile and lasting for children, with the platform School Education Gateway. Ruben finds that positive museum experience can last with children for a lifetime. Activities play an important role in people’s experience and memory. Further she underlines the importance of skilled staff in museums as these pose as the best interactive medium for providing a meaningful experience. The basic principles of reality, immersion, dynamism, relation, personal, surprise and share become important when planning a museum exhibition, as well as visit, for children.

Ruben also lists some useful advice to teachers to take into account before a museum visit. Read them and the full article here.

Margherita Sani recently facilitated a NEMO Webinar on young people and museums, with a special focus on Dutch museums. Watch "The NL Factor - A journey in the educational world of Dutch museums" here.