Our research

Museums Victoria's research focuses on early learning and family learning within the museum.

We aim to contribute to a deeper understanding of learning for the benefit of museum staff and visitors.

Child wearing a white dress holding a green praying mantis in her hand at the media announcement of the 'Bug Lab' exhibition at Melbourne Museum.
A praying mantis out to play at the Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers exhibition launch.


Latest studies:


Sharing Stories We Know

Engaging Families in Museums: A Resource for Museum Staff

Much has been written about family learning and exhibition design for families but less is known about the interactions and relationships between families and the museum staff.


This report presents the experiences and views of 94 staff and 141 families at Melbourne Museum and Scienceworks during 2016.


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