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  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Gianna Moscardo, Associate Professor in the School of Business at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, offers six cautionary tales about the challenges of collecting visitor data. Her stories come from twelve years of visitor survey research conducted in an number of locations around Australia. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This is an announcement to VSA members, Visitor Studies Today! readers and contributors from John Fraser, VSA Vice President for Programs and David Anderson, Chair of the Publication Committee about a new VSA archiving initiative. Through a joint effort of the Visitor Studies Association and the University of Pittsburgh’s UPCLOSE InformalScience. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper was presented as part of a Keynote Address at the Visitor Studies Association Conference, July 2006, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Speaker Cheryl Meszaros, director of public programs at the Vancouver Art Museum, presents a brief historical overview of interpretation, identifying "endangered aspects of interpretation," as well as a brief ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This is a collection of three articles that respond to Cheryl Meszaros's keynote address at the VSA conference. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The authors of this article are reporting on the accumulated wealth of knowledge and experiences of their colleagues at the Institute for Learning Innovation and thank them for sharing their stories. The Institute is a not-for-profit learning research and development organization committed to better understanding the nature of free-choice learning ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, researchers at the University of Queensland discuss findings from investigations on conservation learning at two Queensland ecotourism sites—a three hour whale watching cruise operating from the Gold Coast and turtle viewing at Mon Repos Turtle Rookery, Bargara. The researchers present a set of five challenges they faced in this ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper presents results from the testing of a simple visitor survey tool modeled on traditional semantic differential techniques to identify socially agreed traits or attributes that might influence audience bias toward an exhibit species. The authors from the Wildlife Conservation Society Institute suggest that understanding these connotative ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Megan Axelsen, an Associate Lecturer and a PhD student at the University of Queensland in Australia, explores visitors' perceptions of festivals in art galleries. Axelsen also identifies several characteristics that distinguish festivals from other special events. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article is a report of the impact assessment of two outreach programs to primary schools run by the Botswana National Museum. The oldest of the programs, Zebra-on-Wheels was officially launched in 1980 and has involved all the primary schools in the country at least twice. The study aimed to establish the impact of the two programs and make ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper examines one Australian museum’s commitment to create social awareness of political issues within its community. The paper begins by discussing the challenge of cultural representation of Indigenous peoples in the context of civic engagement. Some of the historical and political issues facing Indigenous Australians and their ... »

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