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Geographica Helvetica
Geogr. Helv., 72, 109-118, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-72-109-2017
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07 Mar 2017
The salience of liminal spaces of learning: assembling affects, bodies and objects at the museum
Dianne Mulcahy

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In this article, the concepts of liminality and liminal space are engaged in the context of museum learning and education. Deploying data collected from Museum Victoria, Australia, the spatial dynamics of student learning at the museum were mapped. Liminal spaces of learning were found to have a special salience. Jump starting the learner out of a comfortable state of mind and into a state of productive uncertainty, these spaces challenge how museum learning is conventionally understood.
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