Dragana Pavlović

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This paper discusses the relationship between new technologies and learning in museums, as a significant issue that is increasingly occupying the attention of many researchers, especially in developed countries. The connection between digital technologies and modernization of the learning process in museums is pointed out, which is more and more present, and is becoming an integral part of formal education. Museums, as institutions for the preservation of tradition and culture, are increasingly using digital media in their practice, as intermediaries in the development of a system of culture and tradition knowledge among the younger generations. The aim of this paper is to provide a chronological overview of new technologies used for learning in museums, based on the review and analysis of selected literature. For the purposes of this paper, all research studies are classified into four time frames in which the application of digital technologies in learning in museums can be monitored, from the first used tools to the appearance of virtual museums. The results of the research show that there is a connection between the development of new digital technologies and learning in museums, ie that the learning process in museums is modernized and changed in accordance with the development of modern digital tools. The paper concludes that today, learning in museums goes beyond existing traditional models, based on visits, lending of exhibits and lessons in museums and is increasingly becoming a modern learning process based on digital technologies.


digital technologies, museums, learning, digital tools, modernization

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