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Leicester Special Collections

Peterborough Museum

Exhibitions Leaflet

Exhibitions Leaflet, 1979-1980

Peterborough focuses on more academic values when talking about their purpose. While this does address an area we have not seen in other case studies, research, it does not outwardly say that its aim is to educate. They instead use the word ’interpret’ instead. What impact or change does using the word ‘interpret’ have on how a museum views its educational roles? Does this mean that Peterborough saw its role as more of a teacher/ pupil and not a co-operative relationships? Does this show a more elitist opinion about what a museum should be doing? If so, is this view outdated?