Torhild Skatun

My research will focus on how museums can be active agents in young people’s learning ecology. By arranging several participatory workshops and research collaborations with young people, I will explore how the museum holds potential to foster engaged citizenship through its activities and learning programs.



I work at the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology in Oslo. In my museum practice I have developed learning and experience programs for small children, family groups, pupils and elderly people with dementia. Some programs have involved digital media whereas others have revolved around museums objects and exhibitions. In February 2014, I completed my Master of Arts in Learning and Visitor studies at the University of Leicester. My dissertation investigated the potential of museum and prison collaboration. It explored how several Norwegian museums adapted their learning programs for inmates of Oslo Prison. The research’s main objective was to look more closely at how museum professionals experienced there role of museums in society through participating in the Museum in Prison-project.


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