Creative arts in the national museum of computing

Lessner listiakova, Ivana (2023) Creative arts in the national museum of computing. Curator: The Museum Journal. ISSN 2151-6952

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Families of children with autism and other special educational needs may often feel excluded from social activities and/or report on lack of quality family time. Some museums offer individual booking times for families outside their regular public opening hours. Such relaxed openings in museums present opportunities for families to participate in leisure activities that suit their sensory and social needs. However, further exploration of the meaning of such programs to families is needed to enhance the inclusive offer of museums. This research study evaluated the feedback and reflection of creative workshops conducted in The National Museum of Computing during its relaxed openings for families with children with autism and other special educational needs. The findings of the project highlight the benefits of the creative workshops with sensory‐friendly aspects, evidenced by the observed engagement of children and families in the activities and interpreted through data from child and parental questionnaires and facilitator reflective log.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: museum, inclusion, creativity, autism, special educational needs, participation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Applied Social Sciences
SWORD Depositor: Pub Router
Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2024 14:40
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2024 14:40

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