Skip navigation

Museums, keyworkers and lifelong learning: A European survey

Museums, keyworkers and lifelong learning: A European survey

Anderson, David, Gray, David ORCID: 0000-0002-3881-5083 and Chadwick, Alan (2003) Museums, keyworkers and lifelong learning: A European survey. International Review of Education / Internationale Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 49 (3-4). pp. 343-362. ISSN 0020-8566 (Print), 1573-0638 (Online) (doi:

[img] PDF
Museums_Keyworkers_and_Lifelong_Learning.doc - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (227kB)


This article reports on an investigation undertaken in six European countries on the theme of adults’ involvement in the cultural life of their communities. A particular focus was placed on the role of keyworker and how such individuals provide a link between museums and communities.
The survey team gathered information from museums on the nature and extent of provision for adult learning and the degree to which keyworkers had a part to play. It was subsequently found that most museums made no special provision for adult education although this pattern varied across countries. In those cases where some form of provision was made its quality had not been assessed.
One outcome of the survey is that a small majority of museums do make use of keyworkers acting in a wide variety of roles. It also revealed that keyworkers lack sufficient training and support.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: museums, social media, museum management, museum education, museum communication, museum learning, keyworkers
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Business
School of Business > Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Research Group
Related URLs:
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:26
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics