Museums and education for research

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Recent advances in digital technologies have profoundly impacted the work of museums. The vision of Malraux’s ‘Museum without Walls’ has come true through a combination of parcels of light and binary code. Objects and artworks have been released from the epistemic confinement of the museum, their digital avatars now roaming free through new conceptual and intellectual landscapes. This has been described as a revolution in accessibility, inclusion and democratisation of culture. It provides new extensions to how we use object-based learning to draw on embodied and experiential pedagogies to make meaning through constructivism. It has allowed both researchers and educators new dynamic tensions between objects and context. Some examples of how this has impacted the practice of individuals and institutions are briefly covered. UMAC, as an international association are keen to develop the power of the network to release more objects from university collections to make them widely accessible to teachers and researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2022
Externally publishedYes
EventCo-curating Flipped Museums for Asian Civilization: A Blended Research and Teaching Approach - Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 15 Feb 202217 Feb 2022


ConferenceCo-curating Flipped Museums for Asian Civilization
Abbreviated title2022 AUA Academic Conference
CityKuala Lumpur
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