Engaging New Audiences, Acquiring New Skills: What an Art Museum Can Learn from Hiring Front Staff with Local Skills

By Christina Papsø Weber.

Published by The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

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Published online: May 2, 2014 $US5.00

According to the Danish Agency for Culture, the societal role of museums is changing. The Agency recommends that cultural and educational institutions focus on knowledge sharing and the production of new knowledge—a transformation that questions where and how knowledge production takes place and the issue of knowledge relevance. The tools the Agency provides to facilitate this change include a National User Survey and a funding program. “ARKEN over the bridge” is a project funded by this program, which examines what an art museum can learn about different target groups by employing educational staff lacking formal docent training.

Keywords: New Audiences, Local Skills, Front Staff, Cultural Identities, Social Learning Processes, Young Employees

The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 6, Issue 3, May 2014, pp.95-99. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 2, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 281.170KB)).

Mag.Art. Christina Papsø Weber

Head of Education, Educational Department, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishoej, Denmark


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