How can museum educators and higher education tutors enhance the way HE students use museums? There are many examples in the UK of museums and universities working together in productive and innovative ways, but these relationships tend to be based on individual enthusiasm and opportunistic arrangements. Despite the growing importance of museum education departments, higher education tends to be overlooked by museums. This book looks at the interaction between design students and museums, and explores issues, projects and emerging ideas about how museums can better support HE students. It illustrates the general lessons that can be learnt, both strategic and practical, which can help to bring about long-term and constructive relationships between museums and universities in order to enable effective student learning.
Beth Cook, Rebecca Reynolds and Catherine Speight are researchers working for the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning through Design (CETLD), based at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Kate Arnold-Foster, Catherine Speight, Beth Cook, Jos Boys, Rebecca Reynolds, Rhianedd Smith, Geoffrey Caban, Carol Scott, Torunn Kjolberg, Patrick Letschka, Jill Seddon, Mark Carnall, Karina Rodriguez-Echavarria, Lars Wieneke, Anne Boddington,.