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  • Date: 12/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this brief article, VSA President Ridgeley Williams reflects on the state of the VSA and considers potential changes and future options. ... »
  • Date: 12/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Jacksonville State University's Amy Cota summarizes a 1984 "British Journal of Psychology" article written by M.B. Alt and K.M. Shaw, in which the authors attempt to classify museum exhibits in terms of "the way they are perceived by museum visitors." Cota discusses how this research suggests that there are a number of exhibit ... »
  • Date: 12/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Jacksonville State University's Stephen Bitgood discusses three aspects of designing effective exhibits: (1) the possible criteria for assessing the success of an exhibit; (2) common exhibit design approaches or strategies; and (3) the research and evaluation strategies used to gather information on exhibit effectiveness. Bitgood ... »
  • 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: 11/01/1994
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Classic article from the Journal of Visitor Behavior (1994) which discusses different approaches to exhibit design. The author cites considerable historical research, including one of the earliest visitor studies from 1935 about how visitors engage with exhibits. Very thorough analysis and critique of quantitative and qualitative evaluation ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Franklin Institute proposes to establish the Science Learning Network (SLN), a unique online collaborative of science museums, industry and schools to support the teaching and learning of science, mathematics and technology (SMT) in grades K-8. The SLN will integrate the educational resources offered by science/technology centers with the ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The University Museum at the University of Arkansas is conducting preliminary planning for expansion of their 1994 pilot project entitled "Women in Science." During this planning phase, the staff will meet regularly with experts and teachers to design an exhibit about non-academic female scientists in Arkansas that will travel throughout Arkansas ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Calvert Marine Museum will develop an exhibit and complementary programming interpreting the Miocene Age marine life. Treasure from the Cliffs: Exploring Marine Fossils will use the world famous fossils of Calvert Cliffs as the basis for the exhibit. It is their intention to convey a strong sense of the personal process of discovery and the ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Great Lakes Museum of Science, Environment, and Technology will develop a 10,000 sq. ft. exhibit focusing on The Great Lakes Environment. Addressing the core mission of the museum, the exhibit will promote understanding about "the interdependence of scientific, environmental, and technological activities in the Great Lakes Region." The exhibit ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Lawrence Hall of Science will develop a 3000 sq. ft. traveling interactive chemistry exhibit in which visitors will conduct a variety of basic chemical tests within the motivational genre of solving a mystery. Chem-Mystery will invite visitors into an Old House facade where two non-violent mysteries have occurred. Visitors will chose a mystery ... »

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