Gallery Visitors of the Future


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I realised I hadn’t posted my MA thesis topic anywhere on my blog. Basically, my thesis will combine two of my major interests: curatorship / public programming in galleries and child development / learning. Right now, the topic is as follows:

Engaging with the Gallery Visitors of the Future
Building relationships with the gallery visitors of the future by encouraging positive gallery experiences for child visitors today: a comparison of children’s programs provided by the National Galleries of Australia and Victoria.

Do you think this is a topic worthy of investigation?

What experiences do you remember of art galleries as a child? Have these past experiences impacted on your visits today?

How do you feel visiting galleries (as an adult) at the same time as groups of children or parents?

Do you take your children to galleries?
What do you think they gain from the experience?

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