‘Inspired to be Creative?’: ‘Persons’, ‘objects’ and the public pedagogy of museums

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This paper explores an enactment of public pedagogy through the ethnographic study of one museum creative writing class. It questions a theory of creativity that insists it is the properties of objects on display that inspire individuals. On the contrary, I argue that the flows of agency identified by the subjects themselves suggest creativity is multidirectional and that inspiration lies, not in the objects, but in the ‘persons’ with whom those objects are shared.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-128
JournalAnthropology & Education Quarterly
Issue number2
Early online date27 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • museum education
  • creativity
  • public pedagogy
  • United Kingdom


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