Reaching Out

MARIA JOÃO RODRIGUES DE ARAÚJO

Abstract


As they have moved into the second decade of the 21st century, museums throughout the world have been increasing the profile and outreach of their education departments in order to create a greater impact among the visiting public and sections of the population not usually engaged with museums, and thus to effect changes in their surrounding communities. In this article I discuss this trend through an analysis of four museums: the Museu de Serralves (Porto), the Tate Gallery (London), the Singapore Art Museum (Singapore) and the Serpentine Galleries (London). In addition, I provide detailed data tables about these programs and their location within the organograms of their host institutions.


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