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The Museum Life

The Museum Life

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October 04th 2013: Museum Promise

At the turn of the 20th century, librarian and museum maverick John Cotton Dana wrote, “A good museum attracts, entertains, arouses curiosity, leads to questioning –and thus promotes learning.” But what exactly is learning in a museum context? And how do—or can—museums promote it? What is the responsibility of the museum to fulfill its promise to be an institution that promotes learning? This week’s program of The Museum Life examines these question with educator, writer and critical thinker, David Carr. The discussion will follow David’s “Ten Lessons and One Rule,” published in The Promi

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David Carr

David Carr is a consultant and writer, author of numerous books on learning and context including Open Conversations: Public Learning in Libraries and Museums (2011, Libraries Unlimited), A Place Not a Place: Reflection and Possibility in Museums and Libraries (2006, AltaMira Press) and The Promise of Cultural Institutions (2003, AltaMira Press). David holds a doctorate in Library Service from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, a masters degree from Teachers College of Columbia University and a bachelors degree from Drew University. David makes his home in Georgia where he continues to write and lecture.
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