'Seeing a natural history museum through young children’s photographs'

Series Name Lunchtime Lectures
Speaker Dr Elee Kirk
Type Lectures & Talks
When 20 Mar 2015, 12:00PM - 01:00PM
Venue Leicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, Leicester City Centre
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Ralitsa Kantcheva, 0116 294 4685

Most of us have visited museums with children, or as children, but few of us ask what the museum visit is actually like for a child. This talk describes research in which children aged four and five years were given a digital camera to photograph their visit around a natural history museum. The photographs and discussions with the children revealed aspects of their visit that were unknown to their parents, and gave insights into the ways in which the children made sense of the museum objects, from eggs to dinosaurs.

The lecture will be illustrated by the children’s photographs. The Lunchtime Lecture series takes place Fridays, 12-1pm at the Leicester Adult Education College, located at 2 Wellington St, near the city end of New Walk. The lectures are delivered by current University of Leicester postgraduates and are open to the public, so there is no need to book, just come along on the day.

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