“Is it real?” Engaging young children and families with handling objects

Throwing club “Ula”

1) What are family audiences’ perspectives of handling the authentic and inauthentic objects?;

2) Does the authenticity of the handling objects influence families’ experience? Are there other elements that influence families’ interpretation?

Pacific Encounters gallery at National Maritime Museum [1]
Ula with certificate (left) and stick chart (right)
Object handling at National Maritime Museum [2]
Pacific Encounters gallery at National Maritime Museum [3]
Object handling at National Maritime Museum [4]

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