This workshop examines the role that public programming plays in fulfilling the educational goals of museums and creating a successful visitor experience. A particular focus will be how interactive programming can provide a strong link between a museum’s core mandate and an individual’s life experience.
Key content/subject areas:
- types of museum interpretation
- basic learning styles
- elements of successful interpretive programs for the public and schools
- increasing interactivity in museum exhibitions
- principles of program evaluation
The workshop will combine formal instruction, group discussion, hands-on exercises and a graded take-home assignment.
Note: this workshop is the first module in a two part interpretation workshop series. Module two focuses on exhibition development and presentation and will be offered as part of the Museum Studies Program, 2013/14.
This workshop can be taken as part of the ANSM Museum Studies Program or on its own.
- ANSM Members: $100.00
- Non-Members: $150.00
- Registration Deadline: October 19, 2012
Workshop cost includes breaks on both days and lunch on day one.
Registration opens September 10, 2012. To register, send a completed registration form with payment by cheque or money order to: Association of Nova Scotia Museums, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4P7