Puppets as an educational tool in

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The museum puppetry research focuses on museum education practices and investigates effective uses of puppetry in this capacity. It studies puppets’ semiotic system for ‘exploring’ and interpreting museums’ collections. 

Can the use of puppets bring visitors (children and adults) and the world of museum objects closer together creating an active, dynamic and flexible relationship? How could this be further developed based on the ground of puppet theatre, museum theatre, and drama/puppetry in education techniques? What is the potentiality of museum puppetry to address and communicate delicate, complex and controversial issues? 

Can puppetry be usefully related to school or museum activities that precede or follow a tour in a museum’s galleries or exhibition space? Galileo and the Atlas