The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) has recently published a study entitled “Learning in Museums and Young People” .
The study focuses on museums’ informal and non-formal learning opportunities for young people, particularly aged 14-25. It was conducted in the context of current issues for young people in Europe and the challenges they are faced with. Based on an outline of this “frame” the more-than-ever important role of museums is discussed.
In the course of this 4 sections deal with several related topics:
- the relation between museums and young people with regard to motivations and methodologies to improve and increase access and engagement;
- the role of museums in the digital era and use of new technologies;
- the challenges of social exclusion; and
- the multifacetted concept of accessibility and disadvantage referred to young people with disabilities.
In order to give specific references to the EU context, all themes are introduced related to some of the Europe 2020 priorities, targets and flagship initiatives.
The study “Learning in Museums and Young People” was produced by NEMO’s LEM Working Group , which continues the work of LEM – the Learning Museum Network, an EU-funded project conducted between 2010 and 2013.
For further information and access to the study, please visit http://www.ne-mo.org/news/article/browse/2/nemo/new-study-on-young-people-in-museums/376.html