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Title chapter: Handicraft Hobbyists in an Ethnographic Museum – Negotiating Expertise and Participation
Author: Krista Lepik and Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt
Keywords: museum, visitor participation, interactivity, crafting
Abstract: This chapter looks at visitor participation in museums. It focuses on a very specific group of visitors, handicraft hobbyists, and more specifically on their relationship to an ethnographic museum, the Estonian National Museum, by asking members of this specific group what museums do and should be doing in order to make use of visitor input. This chapter makes its contribution by focusing on museum-goers’ perception of participatory practice and attempts to provide an answer to the question: 'What do the visitors themselves think about cultural participation in museums?'
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