Emotions in museum education : Potential for the development of a relationship to cultural and historical heritage



Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Museologica Brunensia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5817/MuB2020-2-2
Keywords emotions; museum education; museum psychology; cultural and historical heritage; cultural education
Description The educational potential of institutions which mediate cultural and historical heritage to their visitors is mostly being associated with transmission of knowledge and with education. It is so despite the fact that museums and other cultural and memory institutions are aware of the important role of psychological specifics of museum (culture, heritage protection) education and of the key role of emotions in the development of a relationship of visitors to cultural and historical heritage and in the effectiveness of education. The article pays attention to psychological aspects of education related both to the museum environment and to the visitors and their cultural competences, the role of experience, attention and regeneration of mental strength in cultural environment. It aims to emphasize the significance of additional benefits of visiting a cultural (museum) institution, such as relaxation and contemplation.
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