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A vision of history: Young children’s perspectives on a museum

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The perspectives of young children, under eight years of age, on museum visiting experiences is an under researched area. Further to this, while there is evidence that young children prefer natural and social history museums the perspectives of young children on social history museums is, within the range of museum types, the least researched.

An exploratory study was undertaken with 24 children aged between 3-8 years in a small social history house museum. The child, as part of a small family group (with at least one parent/carer), took part in a guided tour of the museum. Each child was invited to take digital photographs in the museum and the surrounding garden. A follow-up interview was conducted with each child to discover the motivation for each photograph and what aspects of the museum experience had been of most interest. Photographs were analysed, in relation to the interview, for emerging interest patterns. The degree to which this interest was related to parent reported interests of each child was also explored.

Across the range of interior and exterior museum features, aesthetic qualities were frequently commented on. Children often commented on relationships between their own experience and what they saw in the museum. Adults, especially parents/carers, had a role in reminding children of previous knowledge that allowed them to make these relationships. While there was a relationship between children’s personal interests and their photographs and comments, children were not limited by personal interests.
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Dunn, Rosemary. "A vision of history: Young children’s perspectives on a museum" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Children and Childhoods Research Symposium, Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, Sep 24, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p438984_index.html>

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Dunn, R. , 2010-09-24 "A vision of history: Young children’s perspectives on a museum" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Children and Childhoods Research Symposium, Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p438984_index.html

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Abstract: The perspectives of young children, under eight years of age, on museum visiting experiences is an under researched area. Further to this, while there is evidence that young children prefer natural and social history museums the perspectives of young children on social history museums is, within the range of museum types, the least researched.

An exploratory study was undertaken with 24 children aged between 3-8 years in a small social history house museum. The child, as part of a small family group (with at least one parent/carer), took part in a guided tour of the museum. Each child was invited to take digital photographs in the museum and the surrounding garden. A follow-up interview was conducted with each child to discover the motivation for each photograph and what aspects of the museum experience had been of most interest. Photographs were analysed, in relation to the interview, for emerging interest patterns. The degree to which this interest was related to parent reported interests of each child was also explored.

Across the range of interior and exterior museum features, aesthetic qualities were frequently commented on. Children often commented on relationships between their own experience and what they saw in the museum. Adults, especially parents/carers, had a role in reminding children of previous knowledge that allowed them to make these relationships. While there was a relationship between children’s personal interests and their photographs and comments, children were not limited by personal interests.


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