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Luring the Future by Meeting it Halfway

Attracting children to museums can be pretty tricky, especially luring them into a lifelong interest in museumgoing.

Attracting children to museums can be pretty tricky, especially luring them into a lifelong interest in museumgoing. But there is a growing movement among art-museums to create hands-on, open-ended exhibits that will grow and nurture a new generation of museum attendees.

"These are really important changes," said TC President Arthur Levine, "Traditionally museums have been cold, distant, unapproachable places: kids felt uninvited. By making kids comfortable in museums, this is the way to build the audiences of the future."

The article, entitled "Luring the Future by Meeting it Halfway" appeared in the April 14th edition of the New York Times.

When possible, the News Bureau provides a link to the articles and a link is always provided to the online source. Not all online sources archive information and some charge a fee for older material.

Published Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2001

Luring the Future by Meeting it Halfway

Attracting children to museums can be pretty tricky, especially luring them into a lifelong interest in museumgoing. But there is a growing movement among art-museums to create hands-on, open-ended exhibits that will grow and nurture a new generation of museum attendees.

"These are really important changes," said TC President Arthur Levine, "Traditionally museums have been cold, distant, unapproachable places: kids felt uninvited. By making kids comfortable in museums, this is the way to build the audiences of the future."

The article, entitled "Luring the Future by Meeting it Halfway" appeared in the April 14th edition of the New York Times.

When possible, the News Bureau provides a link to the articles and a link is always provided to the online source. Not all online sources archive information and some charge a fee for older material.

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