A Pilot Project at the Paper Money Museum, Porto (Portugal)

By Alice Semedo.

Published by The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

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This paper will outline models and strategies in education and partnerships with neighbouring schools developed by the Paper Money Museum during the past year. The museum is well-known for its inclusive approach to different audiences and is currently trying to develop educational school programmes which involve the building of different relationships with schools and community advocates as well as the development of ongoing research about not only representations and outlooks but also about the outcomes of such projects. The analysis and discussion of data produced by this research and its relation to the building of new education models for this museum constitutes the core theme of this paper.

Keywords: Education, School and Community Advocates, Partnerships, Indicators, Outcomes

International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.57-68. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.154MB).

Dr. Alice Semedo

Auxiliary Professor, Departamento de Ciências e Técnicas do Património, Faculdade de Letras da Fundação Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

I have been teaching museum studies at postgraduate level for the past 13 years at the University of Porto, Portugal. After finishing a first degree in archaeology at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) I pursued my studies at the University of Leicester (M.A. 1991 and PhD 2003) where I presented a thesis on museum professional discourses (The Professional Museumscape: Portuguese Poetics and Politics), supervised by Professor Susan Pearce. I am also currently a researcher at the Instituto de Sociologia da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto. My research interests tend to be focused mainly around the following themes: museological discourses, social impact of museums, urban regeneration and the creative city. Within my research activities and projects I organized different conferences and co-edited several books: A Cultura em Acção: Impactos Sociais e Território / Culture in Action: social impacts and territory (Porto, Edições Afrontamento, 2003), Reconversão e Musealização de Espaços Industriais / Rehabilitation and musealisation of industrial spaces (Porto: Museu da Indústria do Porto, 2003) e Museus, Discursos e Representações / Museums, discourses and representations (Porto: Edições Afrontamento, 2005), Museus Universitários com Colecções de Ciências Físicas e Tecnológicas em Museus Universitários: Homenagem a Fernando Bragança Gil/ University museums with science collections (Porto: FLUP, 2005). At the moment I am preparing the dition of the volume (novos) museus: (novos) profissionalismos / (new) museums: (new) professionalisms.

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