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Cabinets of Curiosity: Art Gallery Education

Selwood, Sara; Clive, Sue and Irving, Diana

Paperback, 220 pages, few b/w illustrations, Art & Society for the Arts Council of England & the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (1994)

ISBN 09003319683

Cabinets of Curiosity were the sixteenth and seventeenth century precursors of museums. They contained libraries, botanical, zoological and anthropological specimens, laboratories and artifacts. This book has four main objectives: To outline the background and context of education services, both from the gallery perspective and that of the education sector: To discuss some of the critical and ideological issues which determine the nature, if not to say the substance, of individual gallery education programmes: To provide guidelines for setting up and administering gallery education services: To provide details of professional organisations, sources of funding and other resources to extend the information given in the book.

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