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Museums and Schools: A Meaningful Partnership


by Bonnie Pitman-Gelles 1985

Though museums have always presented exhibitions to the public, it is only in the last one hundred years that museums have taken seriously the responsibility of the "education" of visitors. Like universities, museums are responsible for research and publications, but museums also have to communicate information about their collections to the public through exhibitions and programs.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 84, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 86 Number 5, 1985, p. 114-139
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19110, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 8:29:26 PM

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  • Bonnie Pitman-Gelles
    Seattle Art Museum
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    BONNIE PITMAN-GELLES is the acting director of the Seattle Art Museum.
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