Free online course: Behind the scenes of the 21st Century Museum

24 March 2015

How can we understand museums today? How are they made and who makes the decisions about what to put in them and whose stories they tell? Who are the museums for?

Museum of Liverpool (c) Ben Kirkpatrickfor web

Part of the highly successful FutureLearn portfolio of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course), SJAM Founder members the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester and National Museums Liverpool are offering a free online course looking at the role museums play in the 21st century. The course will explore how museums engage with audiences, how we respond emotionally to museum objects and spaces, and how museums can play a role in the pursuit of social justice, human rights and health and well being.

Designed and created by leading academic researchers and museum professionals, the course is suitable for anyone with an interest in museums, or as a taster for thos interested in finding out more about  studying Museum Studies.

The course lasts six week, with approximately two hours of study time per week. There are no entry requirements.

To register for the free course go to:

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/museum