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Practice-based Research in Children's Play$
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Wendy Russell, Stuart Lester, and Hilary Smith

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447330035

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447330035.001.0001

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Researching children’s play and contemporary art

Researching children’s play and contemporary art

(p.95) Six Researching children’s play and contemporary art
Practice-based Research in Children's Play

Megan Dickerson

Policy Press

The New Children’s Museum is a museum in which each ‘exhibit’ is a conceptual work of art by a contemporary artist, commissioned by the museum as a springboard for playful experiences. Neither a children’s museum, where the focus is on learning through play, nor a standard contemporary art museum, The New Children’s Museum is a hybrid space that calls for new ways of doing research, requiring tools that can go beyond positivist and ethnographic approaches. This review assembles examples of alternative research methodologies, drawn from diverse practices such as performance studies and performance art, that may contribute to mapping the complexities presented by a children’s museum that also actively engages in the production of contemporary art. It includes some experiments with a/r/tography, and in conclusion offers a method assemblage that might be termed ‘ludo-artographic’.

Keywords:   contemporary art, play, experimental research, children’s museums, Kaprow, artography

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