There Is An Art Museum in My School: A Developing Model of Museum-School Partnerships

By Yiwen Wei.

Published by The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

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Published online: May 2, 2014 $US5.00

This paper is to suggest an applied idea of museum-school partnerships for public elementary schools. This developing model is named “Museum-in-School Model,” which is derived from Wan-Chen Liu’s (2007) six models of museum-school partnerships. Take Sin-Pu Elementary School as an example, this “Museum-in-School Model” was established by renewing an inactive classroom as a school art gallery in Taiwan. First, an existing gap due to the cultural and environmental difference between the United States and Taiwan will be discussed. The discussion is based on previous researches and empirical experiences. Second, details of the school’s surroundings and information will be represented to enhance the SWOT analysis. Thirdly, this paper will end with suggestions on the strategies of developing this model. The “Museum-in-School Model” not only can provide a space in which students can display their artwork, but also a space for local museums’ traveling educational exhibitions. Ultimately, by applying the model, the residents can be invited to participate in the management of school galleries and improve art education in the school communities.

Keywords: Museum Education, Museum-School Partnerships, Community

The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 6, Issue 3, May 2014, pp.101-109. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 2, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 477.673KB)).

Yiwen Wei

Master's Student, Art Education Department, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA


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