chapter  1
Never Too Young to Connect to History: Cognitive Development and Learning
ByDevelopment and Learning • Sharon Shaffer |
Pages 18

American museums are recognized around the world as places of learning that have contributed to the educational landscape of our society. Most American museums were established on a commitment to subject or collections, and some even considered audience at their inception, but few recognized children as a discrete segment of that audience. In recent years, museum professionals have sought to develop exhibits and programs to address the interests and needs of children. With this increased commitment on the part of museums to reach a young audience, exhibition project teams are looking for best practices that will serve as models.