International Journal of Art & Design Education

Learning by Design

Volume 16.1   1997



The Scottish National Guidelines on the Curriculum recommend that young people take advantage of the many learning opportunities outside school. Museums and art galleries are rising to this challenge and preparing displays that allow pupils to learn directly through a variety of interactive devices. The most successful results are achieved when the people concerned - designer, educator and curator work as a team. Glasgow Museums has had a Museum Education Service since 1941. In recent years the museum has begun to recognise the important role that the education staff can make to the design of exhibitions. This article outlines some of the most successful partnerships.