Interview – Dr. David Anderson

Dr. David Anderson, Professor

“The principle role of the museum is one of education! We can preserve and conserve, but to what purpose if not to share the meaning of these objects with others. As such, understanding how visitors learn and make meaning through their museum experiences is of critical importance if museums are to truly achieve their educational mission to the communities (and peoples – young and old) they ultimately serve.”

Research Interests:
Dr. Anderson is a Professor in the fields of Museum Education and Science Education, and is the Director of the Master of Museum Education (MMEd) degree program at UBC. He has made significant contributions to these fields through initiating, reforming and strengthening collaborations between museums, schools and universities. Through these reforms, his work has been instrumental in energizing the wealth of cultural, historic, and social significance represented in these institutions.

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