his juncture, it also needs to be understood that, for the purpose of this paper, the term “education” would be encompassing both the formal academic education and also the general concept of the term, stating that life itself is a continuous process of learning.
There are countless facets of the aspect of comprehensively educating an individual. But in this particular essay, the focus would be solely on understanding the highly important role being played by museums, galleries and heritage sites in the overall process of education. All the ensuing contents would be based on literature that can be classified as a contemporary one, and which is attributable to the relentless endeavors of experts who toiled in the field. This literature would be emphasizing on not just the strong relation between all the aforesaid locations and education, but also on elaborating the manner in which museums, galleries, etc, have evolved over the years.
This paper, by covering some real instances, would enable in developing a thorough understanding about the fact that, irrespective of the respective social or intellectual backgrounds of visitors, museums, heritage sites and galleries do fulfill a significant part of their educational needs.
In the second and revised edition of the book “The Educational Role of the Museum”, whose editing has been done by Eilean Hooper – Greenhill, numerous key facets of the subject are encompassed, fully in conformity with all the related latest trends. This new edition includes many latest articles and findings that go on to further strengthen the already strong relationship between museums and the aspect of education. (1)
The book includes highly relevant guidelines for museum visitors, hailing from diverse sections of the society. These (guidelines) facilitate the visitors in following a method apt for them, in making their visit to the museum as a highly educative experience. The book also has valuable advice for museums about the