Museums and Education

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    THE Museums Journal for May contains an interesting and suggestive article on the educational work of American museums, by the director of the Charleston Museum. It is abundantly clear from this that the functions of the museum in America are, so to speak, intensively cultivated. And nowhere is this more apparent than in the facts which he gives in regard to the co-operation which has grown up between the museums and the public schools. It is now the rule, he tells us, for children to be brought in batches by their teachers for regular instruction by the museum staff. This is given partly in the form of tours round the galleries, and partly by lectures given in class-rooms set apart for this purpose. Instruction is also provided for higher-grade scholars and for the teachers themselves.

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    Museums and Education . Nature 95, 382–383 (1915) doi:10.1038/095382b0

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