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Re-visualize the visual: Exploring visual arts with high-school students in art museum and beyond

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Kaitavuori, Kaija
dc.contributor.author Theocharidou, Myrto
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-31T09:12:23Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-31T09:12:23Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/31346
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to achieve a better understanding of the engagement of high-school students with art museums and contemporary art. I worked on this project for 5 months with 7 inner-city adolescents from Cyprus, investigating their formal and informal museum visits and their understanding of contemporary art. The study employed participatory action research methodology and visual research methods to investigate three questions: how high-school students experience visual arts inside, in relation to, and outside the institutions (school and the museum); how these experiences inform the institutions on how to develop a sustained museum-student relationship; what action(s) does our research group suggest would make art museums more relevant to the visitors by taking into consideration their visit experiences. An important conclusion of the project is that the proximity between the researcher and the participants, which was achieved through the participatory methodology, created a sense of community among the participants and promoted their active contribution to the research project. By framing contemporary art through the insights of high-school students and by drawing on their experiences and interactions in the contemporary art museum, the project also proposed an art game prototype which I designed with my research partners. Further, we examined the role of the school in relation to student museum habits. en
dc.format.extent 96
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Re-visualize the visual: Exploring visual arts with high-school students in art museum and beyond en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Art en
dc.contributor.department Taiteen laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword participatory research en
dc.subject.keyword contemporary art en
dc.subject.keyword art museum en
dc.subject.keyword museum experience en
dc.subject.keyword high-school students en
dc.subject.keyword school en
dc.subject.keyword visitor studies en
dc.subject.keyword visitor photography en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201805312776
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Pusa, Tiina
dc.programme Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education en
dc.programme NoVA en
dc.location P1 OPINNÄYTTEET D 2018 Theocharidou
local.aalto.barcode 1210029005

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