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Get an introduction to museum studies with this free online course. Learn about the people and ideas that shape museums today

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How can we understand museums today? Who are museums for and why are they working to engage new audiences? How do we respond emotionally to museum objects and spaces? And how can museums play a role in the pursuit of social justice, human rights, or health and wellbeing? Learn how modern museums impact our world In this this free online course, you will explore all of these topics through a range of inspirational case studies and thought-provoking ideas. These show how modern museums seek to impact our contemporary world. Throughout, you will be encouraged to share your thoughts and contribute to these key questions from your own perspective. Meet museum studies researchers and professionals The course has been created by leading academic researchers and museum professionals in the field of museum studies. It is a collaboration between the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester and National Museums Liverpool. The University of Leicester has played a key role in the development of the field of museum studies over the last 50 years and is home to an amazing body of world-leading research and a site for inspirational teaching. National Museums Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading museum services, where you can see first-hand how museum professionals today imagine and make the modern, 21st century museum. Photo image © Ben Kirkpatrick
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  • Suzanne MacLeod
  • Jocelyn Dodd
  • Richard Sandell
  • Sheila Watson
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University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England. The main campus is south of the city centre, adjacent to Victoria Park.

The university has established itself as a leading research-led university and has been named University of the Year of 2008 by the Times Higher Education. The University of Leicester is also the only university ever to have won a Times Higher Education award in seven consecutive years. In 2016, the university ranked 24th in the The Complete University Guide and 32nd in the The Guardian. Recent, the University of Leicester ranked 49th among 126 universities. The 2012 QS World University Rankings also placed Leicester eighth in the UK for research citations.

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Futurelearn

FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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