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FutureLearn: Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum

 with  Suzanne MacLeod

Explore the role of museums in today’s world

How can we understand museums today? Who are museums for? How do we respond emotionally to museum objects and spaces? And how can museums play a role in the pursuit of social justice, human rights, or health and wellbeing?

On this course you will explore these questions through a range of inspirational case studies and thought-provoking ideas. Discover how modern museums seek to impact our contemporary world, learning with National Museums Liverpool, one of the UK’s leading museum services, and the University of Leicester, pioneers of museum studies for over 50 years.

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in museums. You might be a current or prospective student, who wants to find out more about training in museum studies; a museum volunteer; or a museum practitioner. No prior knowledge or equipment is required.

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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Subject Visual Arts
Provider FutureLearn
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 2 hours a week
Calendar 6 weeks long

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2 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course was an incredible mix of outstanding presenters, fascinating and relative topics, and educational videos. In addition, I found many practical take-aways that I noted for future use. The instructors really cared about increasing participants' knowledge level and in turn, that inspired participants to engage fully in the comment section of each lesson. Just an outstanding course!
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2 years ago
Vicky Pang audited this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The content is interesting and inspiring. The activist part of the museums is really highlighted, which is a role I'd never associated with museums. The course also makes you reflect on how culture and history is presented and preserved.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Fantastic 6 week course! A great introduction to some of the main themes and debates going on in the museum profession. Couldn't believe it was free!
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Celia Katherina Esquivel Bonfil partially completed this course.
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