Museum pedagogy

Museum pedagogy conveys the knowledge and information accumulated in the museum to the visitors with the purpose of teaching, educating and informing them, using methods suitable for particular age and target groups. The goal of museum pedagogical activities is to make museum collections and exhibitions interpretable and useful for the visitors, especially for children and younger generations participating in formal education. [1]

Museum pedagogy is such a knowledge transfer activity which finds expression in exhibitions, catalogues, exhibition guides, museum activities, toolkits and publications alike. …a core museum activity which conveys knowledge to the visitor in a way that takes into account the specificities of museums, based on the amount of information amassed in the museum, in a complex way, by providing the right conditions, aiming to create an experience. Through this it contributes to the general education of society and also ensures education of the public through the presentation of the national cultural heritage in the widest possible sense.

Cseri, M.: A múzeumpedagógia helye és szerepe a magyar múzeumokban. [The place and role of museum pedagogy in Hungarian museums] In: Kovács, J. (ed.) Múzeumok a “köz művelődéséért” [Museums for the education of the community] – International museum pedagogical conference. 2002, Budapest, Pulszky Society


[1] Instructions for the Call for Tenders for the Social Renewal Operative Programme, ‘Museums for all’ Programme – Strengthening the role of museums in education and training, code number: TÁMOP-3.2.8/10/B

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