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Introducing the National Videogame Museum

Leah Dungay from the National Videogame Museum explains the educational function and responsibilities of the museum.

Museums for cultural artefacts from art forms have existed for years but, surprisingly, it took until 2015 for the world’s first cultural centre dedicated to videogames to open.

The National Videogame Arcade first launched in Nottingham but moved to Sheffield in 2018 and was renamed the National Videogame Museum.

In this video Leah Dungay, who is the Education Officer for the museum, explains its history and why it is important to capture game history, and why that includes the ephemera of the culture and not just the games themselves.

She also outlines some of the educational projects of the museum and how they are encouraging their young visitors to engage with games culture on a number of different levels.

Why do you think it is important to capture game history in a museum? How else do you think their collection could be used to teach and inspire their visitors?

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