The Power of the Object 2008-09: What effect do ‘real’ objects have on pupils’ learning?

Power of the Object report

The collections in the partnership (The Bowes Museum, Compton Verney, The Holburne Museum, Waddesdon Manor and the Wallace Collection) have a unique atmosphere, a collection very much shaped by a particular collector or family, a strong focus on the decorative arts and a particular historic setting in which the works of art are housed. All of this greatly contributes to people’s experience of the objects. Taking this as a focus, one project in 2008-9 explored The Power of the Object as a learning tool and to what extent this impact was strengthened by experiencing it in the museum.

Download (as PDF) the Museum Network’s The Power of the Object report.

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