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Comparative Study of Public Art Appreciation Education among Fine Art Museums of Major Countries around the World Author: Ann C S Kuo(Graduate Institute of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University)


In order to achieve the goal of art for all, it is necessary to start with art appreciation education for all. In order to promote art appreciation education in the ROC with the aim of en-hancing the environment and capabilities for the general public's appreciation of art, we really need first to understand how art appreciation education has been developed in the major countries of the world, to serve as reference for remedying our shortcomings. Due to limited time and resources, although this thesis assumes that the adopted general public are to be the object of social art appreciation education, We a narrower definition for this study where "social" was regarded as meaning social education organizations apart from schools. Also, since "art" embraces a very wide scope, this study focussed on "visual art" within the whole spectrum of art. The scope of this study was confined to social fine art appreciation education as currently practiced by fine art museums of major countries around the world.
The following recommendations were put forward on the basis of this study and its
l.The museum director should take the lead in promoting the concept of art education, establishing a consensus among the entire museum staff and mapping out policies and plans for the museum's overall activities.
2.Art museums and relevant organizations should actively pursue planning and study of social education activities on the part of the museum.
3.In order to exploit the full potential of art education, fine art museums must grasp the follow-ing essential factors in planning their activities:
(1)Analyze the museum's interior and exterior environment.
(2)Fully understand the structure and needs of those learning from the museum.
(3)Establish overall and individual objectives for museum activities.
(4)Draw up a detailed schedule of activities, applying art education concepts and methods in them.
(5)Draw up administrative plans to deal with the activities' costs, marketing and promotion.
(6)Draw up a detailed and effective evaluation plan to improve the quality of activities.
The first step in improving the content of planning for art education activities by art museums must be the training of skilled personnel.

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