Teaching the Museum:
in Museum Education
by Leah M. Melber, Ph.D.
in museums of all kinds serve millions of students and adult learners
every year, using the objects and other resources of the museum. Teaching the Museum offers insights,
anecdotes and valuable advice on how to get started and how to succeed in this
rapidly growing field. Twenty contributors with decades of museum experience
point out the opportunities for new graduates and seasoned teachers alike who
want to explore this exciting profession.
Melber, editor, is senior director, Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and
Collaboration, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago.
“Teaching the Museum is so much more than a 'how to' book for educators and emerging
professionals. It is an exploration of lives dedicated to the enrichment of
others, written by people for whom success is far more than career advancement.
These museum educators aim to touch human souls and make their worlds more
wondrous, joyful and meaningful. How they do it—their personal stories,
thoughtful advice and counter-intuitions—will inspire you as
— John Wetenhall, Director, The George Washington University Museum
and The Textile Museum
The Museum: Careers in Museum Education
published with the generous support of