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  • Date: 01/01/2008
    Resource Category: Summative
    This study was designed to assess qualitative and quantitative impacts that the enactor program has on visitor experience at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS), using two temporary exhibitions (Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition) as examples. Of interest was capturing the unique visitor ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The use of mobile devices for informal learning has gained attention over recent years. Museum learning is also regarded as an important research topic in the field of informal learning. This study explored a blended mobile museum learning environment (BMMLE). Moreover, this study applied three blended museum learning modes: (a) the traditional ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This study traced the evolution of experiential education in American history museums from 1787 to 2007. Because of a decline in attendance, museum educators need to identify best practices to draw and retain audiences. I used 16 museology and history journals, books, and archives of museums prominent for using the method. I also interviewed 15 ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Eileen Walker of the Royal Ontario Museum discusses the usefulness of front-end evaluation as the museum renovates all of its galleries. In particular, Walker outlines the front-end evaluation process of the museum's new European Galleries, which aimed at determining visitors' interests, prior knowledge, activities, and ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Greg Andorfer, consultant and head of Stardust Visual and former executive director and CEO of the Maryland Science Center (MSC), reflects on his experience in the field to analyze the role of government advocacy in financing science center projects. Andorter explains how the relationship between community institutions and ... »
  • Date: 11/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Jacksonville State University's Amy Cota and Stephen Bitgood address the following evaluation questions: (1) Would label reading decrease when the number of labels is increased? (2) Do groups who visit in families behave differently than groups composed of adults only? and (3) Do label readers view exhibit objects longer than ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Janice Klein, Director of the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, describes how she and her staff reevaluated the museum collection and audience needs during a reinstallation process in 1999. The methods they used helped the team complete the renovation and opening on time as well as made it possible to pursue an active ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2009
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This policy recommendations report is intended to provide guidance for policy-makers on maximizing the beneficial impact of digital technologies on adult informal learning. It provides a concise summary of the main challenges facing policy-makers, shows where there may be gaps in current policy, and highlights areas of concern and need in relation ... »
  • Date: 12/03/2012
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    American Chemical Society President Bassam Z. Shakhashiri appointed and charged this Commission to undertake a wholesale review of graduate education in the chemical sciences over a yearlong period. This document is a compact rendition of the Commission's final report, emphasizing only main conclusions and recommendations. The Commission judges ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    This bilingual study for the Against All Odds: Rescue at the Chilean Mine exhibition was conducted by the Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI) for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The Against All Odds exhibition was a partnership between NMNH, the Chilean Embassy in Washington, DC, and the U.S. State ... »