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by Archaeology Newsroom

The Role of the Museum-Educator in Greece

The role of the museum-educator in Greece is examined in this article with reference to the required knowledge and skills (s)he must have as well as to the difficulties (s)he may face in the museums of the country. A clear distinction is made between the person who prepares an educational program and the museum-educator who executes it. Then, the advantages and disadvantages of the role the museum-educator plays are detected and compared with those of the school-educator, while the positive factors that activate the former in his/her work are underlined. Needless to say that the creative performance of the museum-educator should be extended as to be addressed to more groups of museum visitors other than students. Finally, the serious concern for the future of this profession in Greece is expressed.