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Small community collections enabling diversity: local history rooms in Tasmania


Johnston, RM, Small community collections enabling diversity: local history rooms in Tasmania, The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, 2, (3) pp. 1-10. ISSN 1835-2014 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.18848/1835-2014/CGP/v02i03/44261


This paper considers the role of local history rooms as small cultural institutions which are very often located In rural areas and may play a part in contributIng to a sense of place and community. As small cultural institutions, these places are promoled through online profiles of the locations and communities they represent. The local history rooms appear to be repositories for artefacts valued by the community and would appear to be potential fieldwork sites for children's learning. The paper highlights the potential of local history room collections as displayed on Tasmanian local history room websites for student engagement, partnership and learning in a time of fermemt in curriculum development in Ausfralia. This exploratory work of small rural local history, collecllons builds on previous research of online museum pedagogies and curricula for children.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Johnston, RM (Dr Robbie Johnston)
ID Code:61018
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-02-24
Last Modified:2014-11-25
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