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An instructional practice gaining increasing popularity in schools across the United States is that of uniting the forces of schools and museums to form school-museum collaborations. Schools at all levels have begun to link with cultural arts institutions to design and implement programs. These collaborations have long-term goals that include activity-based learning experiences, inquiry teaching and learning, hands-on learning, problem solving and enhancement of cultural intelligence. Because many museums and galleries in cities across the United States such as Boston, Washington, Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco contain permanent and special temporary exhibitions on Pan-Asian art, the possibilities they present for introducing and enriching Asian study to students from elementary to senior high schools are powerful.

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