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2010-01-28Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/8663
On the road again: Reaching out to isolated school communities
dc.contributor.authorDyke, Karl van
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T21:40:47Z
dc.date.available2017-06-16T21:40:47Z
dc.date.created2010-01-28
dc.date.issued2010-01-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/9315
dc.description.abstractCountry New South Wales is very isolated from the urban environment of Sydney. As such, country schools find it difficult to access ancient museum material to support the teaching of the school curriculum in ancient history. With the financial burdens of distance, along with severe drought, many schools cannot make the journey to Sydney to see the archaeological material held in the Museum of Ancient Cultures at Macquarie University, one of only a handful of such museums in Australia. Consequently we have developed a ‘traveling road show’, which takes our education programs to them. In this way we also fulfill our strategic obligations to our parent university in the core area of community outreach. In return the university benefits from the on-going goodwill of teachers, students, their families and the local communities. It is through such networks and the loyalty our programs foster, that we help the university attract students to Macquarie. This paper looks at the approaches we take to support disadvantaged rural communities. It also suggests that this traveling program may serve as a model for other university museums in similar geographical circumstances to follow, as they also seek to reach out to wider audiences and increase interest in, and access to, their unique collections.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInternational Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
dc.subjectancient historyeng
dc.subjecteducation programeng
dc.subjecttraveling showeng
dc.titleOn the road again: Reaching out to isolated school communities
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100104347
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100173898
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/8663
local.edoc.container-titleProceedings of the 8th Conference of the International Committee of ICOM for University Museums and Collections (UMAC), Manchester, 16th–20th September 2008
local.edoc.pages6
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-volume2009
local.edoc.container-issue2
local.edoc.container-year2009
local.edoc.container-firstpage55
local.edoc.container-lastpage60
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2590340-8

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