Education and Social Relationships between Museums and Older People: A Scoping Review

Date

2022-09-20

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Volume Title

Publisher

ANAIS DO MUSEU PAULISTA

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Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Rapidly ageing population increases the demand for activities with learning and social stimulation. Museums are well placed to provide such a function. Objective: How and in what form are museums engaging with older populations. The review will focus on three aspects: (1) Identifying the frameworks and tools being used by and in museums with older people. (2) Assess variables used in research and in areas that supports knowledge creation. (3) Identify evidence in relation to the interactions between museums and older audiences. A review of 8 databases and 2 university repositories (English and Portuguese language). The 2 ANAIS DO MUSEU PAULISTA – vol. 30, 2022. search retrieved 810 potential sources (2002-2020), 39 sources met the inclusion criteria. They focused on the educational aspects of museums and were produced by disciplines like psychology and gerontology, museology, arts and education. Museums play an important role on health (emphasis on psychological and physical wellbeing), socialization (discussing stereotypes, reducing isolation, redefining social roles), socioeconomic aspects (with local focus on services, partnerships) and on creative aging (promoting non-formal education with lifelong learning at different levels).

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open access article

Keywords

older people, museums, Brazil, interactions, collaborations, doctoral studies, Ageing, Lifelong learning

Citation

Hinsliff-Smith, K., Costa, S. and Cachioni, M. (2022) Education and Social Relationships between Museums and Older People: A Scoping Review. Anais do Museu Paulista: História e Cultura Material,

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Research Institute

Institute of Health, Health Policy and Social Care