museums

 For the present generations to comprehend their origin, cultures, and past life, it is very important for the different properties, either tangible or intangible, that were used in the past to be in existence since this is the only proof of the existence of past life and the cultures that were observed. The different objects varying from works of art to exotic items had personal or collective associations in different communities and they still have strong connections to the present and future generations. In this regard, there is great need for these properties to be systematically gathered and preserved and enough information concerning their uses and their users availed.
Almost in all nations today, there are legislations protecting these artifacts and these are not considered as ordinary property but rather special to the nation and the world at large as it is an investment for the wider public. Museums are special areas or institutions where these properties are stored and a lot of research concerning them done by skilled individuals who are the main disseminators. Museum is any place that can be used as a source of educative materials and information.[1] This information plays an important role in informing the general public at large as well as for the different purposes that different individuals might be interested in. The public plays an important role to the existence of museums. It is through the public that correct information about cultural values can be obtained and disseminated to other people. It is therefore crucial to understand the role of museums and their relationship to the entire public. This paper will explore the importance of museums in the society, role of the public to museums and finally the effective ways in which museums can engage the public for betterment of activities which can enhance cohesion among different stakeholders. 




[1] L. Rennie and D. Johnson ‘The nature of learning and its implications for
                research on learning from museums’. Science Education vol.88: 2004, pp 4–16.
                                                                                                                        

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