Dr Badrul Isa, a senior lecturer from the Department of Art Education, Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia, had served a significant role at an international seminar in Indonesia.
Addressing the guests, speakers and presenters at the International Seminar QUO VADIS Art Education XV as the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Badrul delivered his speech on ‘Educational Roles of Museums in the Context of Cultural Tourism’. Dr. Badrul’s speech was in line with the main theme of the seminar ‘Cultural Tourism as an Education Medium Based on Local Wisdom in the Digital Era’.
In his speech, Dr. Badrul had outlined 5 key roles of museums as educational institutions. He stressed the importance for museums to diversify their roles from an object repository and exhibition to more active roles – in manipulating the educational values of objects and artifacts in educating communities and societies, and in doing so giving an added value to cultural tourism.
Dr. Badrul Isa is the leading expert in Museum and Gallery Education, having graduated from the same area for his doctoral studies in the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, Australia. His research interest includes museum learning; visitor and non-visitor motivations; as well as art education. He is currently engaged in research funded by the Department of Museums Malaysia in investigating the motivations of visitors and non-visitors to the National Museum.
The International Seminar QUO VADIS in Art Education XV was organized by the Study Program of Art Education, School of Postgraduate, Indonesia University of Education (UPI), Indonesia. The 15th time in its series, this is third year in a row in which UPI collaborated with the Faculty of Education UiTM in organizing the international seminar.