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  • Date: 01/01/1993
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses a recent effort by staff at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village to systematically re-research and reassess every key structure in the Village. During this project, staff discovered that the current interpretation of the Mattox House was seriously incorrect. It was decided that a new exhibit would be developed to ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1993
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses the importance of serving both internal and external publics, which requires attention to their values, expectations, and satisfactions, not just what decision-makers think they should want or expect from the museum. Author Marilyn G. Hood, of Hood Associates, presents data from two recent audience research projects that ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1993
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses the meaning of conceptual frameworks and the problems that arise when exhibit developers and visitors use different conceptual frameworks to interpret exhibits. The authors draw on experience and evaluation findings from a recent project developing an interactive traveling exhibit about chemistry. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1993
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses ways in which museum learning can be enhanced through social interactions. The visitor social agenda and the role of social interaction in learning are first defined and then ways to apply these theories in a museum setting are briefly described. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1993
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper is part of a the presentation that Hermann Schafer, Director General of the Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, and Hands-Joachim Klein, of University of Karlsruhe, gave at the Visitor Studies Conference in St. Louis. The researchers present the idea of making comparisons and appraisals of other exhibitions which have ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1993
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, Florence Bramley of The Graphic Group explains and explores the role of humor in education. Bramley discusses the value of weaving laughter into graphics and presentations to reach audiences in unexpected ways. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1993
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper is intended to provide the beginnings of a blueprint to help exhibition developers, in whatever role they may hold, to understand how visitors use exhibitions and exhibits. It describes the process and findings of researchers at the Science Museum in London, who created a "model of visitor behavior." ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1993
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, researchers from the Smithsonian Institution (SI) describe the ways in which SI is welcoming the Americans with Disabilities Act as an aid in empowering visitors and employees with disabilities. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1993
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, the Franklin Institute's Ann Mintz discusses the managerial challenges associated with evaluation projects. Mintz explains how evaluators teeter on a continuum serving as both as artists and educators throughout the evaluation process. She cites evidence from an ongoing project at the Franklin Institute called the The Franklin ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1993
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper/talk, Roger S. Miles of London's Natural History Museum in London discusses the topic of exhibition teams. Miles argues that an exhibition closely reflects (or models) the team that puts it together and offers suggestions with examples for building successful teams and therefore, successful exhibits. ... »

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