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Professional gestures: a museum educator at work

Abstract : The present research is aimed at analyzing the professional gestures of a museum educator in a specific situation: the demonstration of the Foucault Pendulum in the Arts et Metiers Museum in Paris. What professional gestures can give him the ability to present this object to a mixed audience in a museum space open to visitor circulation? How does he manage to capture the attention of his audience and make scientific knowledge accessible? Does the educator work like a teacher? Such are the questions that the research team had in mind and which allowed them to conceive the scientific museum educator's action from the point of view of professional gestures.
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Anne Jorro, Marie-Josée Gacogne, Jamila Al Khatib, Padma Ramsamy-Prat. Professional gestures: a museum educator at work. Social Science Information, SAGE Publications, 2017, vol. 56 (n° 2), pp. 270-283. ⟨10.1177/0539018417694774⟩. ⟨hal-02008277⟩



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