Attractions Management have an interesting article from the recent Museum Next conference about Minecraft and museums:
The online phenomenon known as Minecraft has been highlighted as a method of getting more children interested in museums and galleries.Adam Clarke of The Common People offered ways in which Minecraft – a sandbox indie game which allows players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D generated world – could be used to educate children and simultaneously get them interested in museums and galleries worldwide.
A forefront creator within the online Minecraft community, Clarke has instigated numerous groundbreaking Minecraft projects and is widely involved in the use of Minecraft within cultural, heritage and educational settings. With Minecraft particularly popular among kids, Clarke suggested using Minecraft to expose and teach the younger generation about museums, artefacts, science and archaeology.
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