Publication Date

1-1-1989

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Zeller, J. Terry

Department

School of Art

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to trace the problems of museum learning and to apply the theory of Katherine Kuh in solving these problems. The history of museum education from 1870-1946 will be briefly illustrated. Then, the work of Katherine Kuh from 1944-1955 will be illustrated, giving her philosophy of museum education and its applications in the Gallery of Art Interpretation at the Art Institute of Chicago. Finally, the problems and the solutions to these problems will be shown, giving their applications to museums of today. The author of this paper believes that Kuh’s work, with adaptations, could be an effective solution to the problems museum education is facing today.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

19 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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