Fachkonferenz · Berlin

18.12.2019 - 19.12.2019 · 12:30
1st International Conference: Interdisciplinary Research on Museums as Informal Learning Spaces – New Ways and Concepts

Museums are central places of knowledge preservation and research. At the same time – and some may say primarily – museums are spaces in which this knowledge can be transferred, mediated and shared. They have the potential to act as a hub of public dialogue in which a public that progressively relies on fact-based and discursive knowledge has the opportunity to find insights, develop their own ideas and encounter people who challenge their set view of the world. Yet why and what people learn at the museum, whether and how they interact with the exhibition space is still quite unknown.

Therefore, this conference deals explicitly with the museum as an informal learning space. Researchers from all over the world will discuss questions such as: Which skills do visitors bring to the museum? Why do they decide to go to a museum in the first place? And who does not visit museums? Finally, all these questions aim to develop the museum into a location where people are invited to participate in enhancing our knowledge about the world.

Scientific Programme 18th December 2019

12:30 - Welcome and Introduction
Alexandra Busch and Olaf Köller

14:00 - Panel I: Identifying Learning Outcomes – Goals, Challenges and Chances

16:30 - Panel II: Museum Literacy

18:00 - General Discussion

Scientific Programme 19th December 2019

08:30 - Panel III: Visitor Analyses

11:30 - Panel IV: Ways and Formats to Achieve
Learning Effects

13:00 - General Discussion

For details: please consult the Programme (PDF).


Saal Hannover
Chausseestraße 111
10115 Berlin


Univ.-Prof. Alexandra W. Busch, General Director, RGZM
Prof. Dr. Olaf Köller, Managing Director of Research, IPN
and many more.
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