Recommendation Concerning the Most Effective Means of Rendering Museums Accessible to Everyone (1960)

A hybrid architectural rendering combining digital and traditional techniques to project the accessibility of a proposed children's museum.
A hybrid architectural rendering combining digital and traditional techniques to project the accessibility of a proposed children's museum.

Preface: The Recommendation Concerning the Most Effective Means of Rendering Museums Accessible to Everyone was adopted at 11th Session of The General Conference of UNESCO, Paris, 14 Nov.-15 Dec., 1960. The recommendation focuses on museum education and access for the public, particularly for school children and working people. It calls on museums to serve as intellectual and cultural centers and makes recommendations regarding the physical and intellectual accessibility of museums, including hours of operation, admission charges, and interpretation of material for the visiting public. The document recommends cooperation with schools and other educational organizations and the creation of education departments within the institutional structure to further the educational mission of the museum.

Category

Recommendation

Date

1960

Promulgation

The General Conference of UNESCO (11th Session), Paris, 14 Nov.-15 Dec., 1960

Descriptions

  • The recommendation focuses on museum education and access for the public, particularly for school children and working people. It calls on museums to serve as intellectual and cultural centers and makes recommendations regarding the physical and intellectual accessibility of museums, including hours of operation, admission charges, and interpretation of material for the visiting public.
  • The document recommends cooperation with schools and other educational organizations and the creation of education departments within the institutional structure to further the educational mission of the museum.

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http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0011/001145/114583e.pdf#page=124

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I received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in 1996, 2003, and 2006, respectively, from China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China; Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China; and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China. From 1996 to 2006, I worked at the School of Computer Science and Technology, Huaibei Normal University, Huaibei, China, as a Lecturer and an Associate Professor. From January 2007 to August 2013, I worked at Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China. I am currently a Professor at the Zhejiang University of Media and Communications, Hangzhou, China. I am the coauthor of more than 80 articles, which mostly were published in peer-reviewed journals.

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