Towards a research agenda for natural history museums

Justin Dillon


Head of Graduate School of Education,

University of Bristol


This presentation looks at how a research agenda for natural history institutions was developed through a series of seminars involving practitioners and researchers from a range of disciplines and institutions. Led by a team from the University of Bristol, King’s College London and the Natural History Museum, London, the project brought together museum learning practitioners and pre-eminent cross-disciplinary academics to unpick the complexities of learning in rich natural history environments and develop a learning research agenda for the field. The seminar series was sponsored by the UK Economic and Social Research Council. For more information visit the Natural History Museum website:


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