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CFP for edited book on Children's Museology 

02-22-2022 05:27 PM

Submissions are invited from researchers, curators, museum practitioners, artists, and other interested parties for an edited book on the emergent field of Children’s Museology, defined as “the production of museum content and programming not just for or about children, but also by and with children in ways that engage them as valued social actors and knowledge-bearers” (Patterson 2020, AAM).

Deadline for submissions: March 30, 2022
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Focus and key questions:
> How can children’s active participation and contribution foster change in museum practice?
> What are the possibilities and challenges of bringing child-centred praxis into museology?
> What examples and future possibilities exist for museums to engage children as valued social agents, knowledge-bearers, and active contributors rather than mere receivers of museum content and programming provided for them by adults?
> How can museums better share authority with children and break from the adult-dominated status quo?
> What can children’s museology do? What is the value and potential impact of this work?

Monica Eileen Patterson
Assistant Director, Curatorial Studies
Institute for the Comparative Study of Literature, Art, and Culture
Associate Professor, Childhood and Youth Studies
Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies
Carleton University

Ceciel Brouwer
Research Associate
Research Centre for Museums and Galleries
School of Museum Studies
University of Leicester

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