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Not Stuffy: A Child-Friendly Museum Going Experience

DEBRAGALANT Mornin', Debra (or, afternoon in New York, as the case may be).

Fellow weblogger, Debra Galant, has a story in today's New York Times, writing on how, as interview subject Dr. Alison Griffiths — an associate professor in the department of communication studies at Baruch College in New York — puts it, “Kids are being specifically targeted as really important museumgoers.”

Debra's story addresses the issue of the impact of the recent movement towards the “the Disneyfication of museums”, and the consequent lack of intellectual rigour that the more contemporary, and frenzied, multi-media approach to drawing children's museum-going interests is having on museums today. Obviously, museum traditionalists express frustration and consternation at this ‘unwelcome’ turn of events.

Well worth reading. Check it out.



Posted by Raymond Tomlin at March 31, 2004 11:55 AM in A & E

   

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