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The Power of Touch

Handling Objects in Museum and Heritage Contexts

written by Elizabeth Pye

Left Coast Press | ISBN 9781598743043

Paperback – 304 pages


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Despite the fact that we have a range of senses with which to perceive the world around us, museums and other cultural institutions have traditionally used sight as the main way to convey information. In everyday life, though, we use touch constantly in conjunction with sight. Why, then, does it play so small a role in the study and enjoyment of museum objects? Contributors to this volume explore how the sense of touch can be utilized in cultural institutions to facilitate understanding and learning.

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