Learning in Museums

About Learning: A Field Guide for Museums

Association of Science-Technology Centers

Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) provides About Learning: A Field Guide for Museums, a series of articles on learning research and its implications for museum exhibits and programs.

Science Centers as Learning Environments

Association of Science-Technology Centers

Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) provides Science Centers as Learning Environments, which reviews learning in informal settings generally and science centers specifically; it also discusses measuring long-term impact.

Audience Research Unit

Australian Museum Audience Research Centre

Australian Museum Audience Research Centre has papers, reports and presentations from a variety of its museum learning projects.

Encyclopaedia of Informal Education


Infed has extensive resources on informal education and lifelong learning. It offers an encyclopedia and archives with articles and reports on topics such as experiential learning, multiple intelligences, role-model education and community education.

Informal Science

Informal Science

Informal Science has tools to help evaluators conceptualize and analyze informal learning and a searchable database of informal learning citations.

Revisiting the Educational Value of Museums

Network of European Museum Organizations (NEMO)
NEMO shares this summary from its 23rd Annual Meeting focused on developments in the field of education in museums, particularly with regard to a wide diversification of audiences.

Partnerships for Free Choice Learning

Urban Institute

The Urban Institute shares Partnerships for Free Choice Learning. It presents 26 examples of partnerships among public libraries, museums, and public broadcasters in support of informal lifelong learning (PDF).

Visual Thinking Strategies Research

Visual Thinking Strategies

Visual Thinking Strategies shares research focused on aesthetic and cognitive development that results from interaction with art.

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