Through her research, Marianna Adams discovered that although museum professionals want to create authentic and fun opportunities for intergenerational visitors to learn and participate together, there are many challenges to making this happen. Some challenges include a lack of resources and caregivers who don’t always want to actively participate. She provides examples of museums that have successfully achieved family engagement, and offers practical advice for museum educators who facilitate intergenerational family programs to combat some common challenges.
Adams, Marianna. “Barriers to Family Engagement in Museums.” Art Museum Teaching. 22 July 2014.