Materiality and immateriality in based-object pedagogies at the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology


  • Claudina Romero Mayorga University of Reading


Paraules clau:

Greek pottery, Education, Museum Studies, Object-based teaching, 3D modelling, 3D printing


The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology (University of Reading) leads an educational programme closely linked to pedagogies of active teaching, which regard hands-on engagement with the object of study as a key experience to develop own opinions and long term retention of ideas. At the Ure Museum, Key Stage 2 students (7-11 years old) children have the opportunity to handle artefacts and analyse the material, shape, function, decoration, etc. from Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece.

The introduction of 3D modelling and 3D printing during the school sessions, however, has proven to open a new line of experiential learning dynamic, allowing the audience to interact with the artefacts of our collection that are too fragile to be handled. This paper will focus on the importance of new technologies from a pedagogic point of view, as a didactic resource that allows and motivate insightful discussions.