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  • Date: 10/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    GLOBAL WARMING: UNDERSTANDING THE FORECAST. American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY (May 15, 1992 - January 19, 1993); Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles County (April 3 - July 25, 1993); Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA (September 24,1993 - February 13, 1994); Denver Museum of Natural History (November 24, 1994 - March 26, ... »
  • Date: 05/30/1992
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    The Museum Experience is the first book to take the "visitor's eye view" of the museum visit. It integrates the authors' original research with that from a wide variety of disciplines as well as museum and visitor studies ranging from science centers and zoos to art and natural history museums. Written in clear, non-technical style, The Museum ... »
  • Date: 05/24/1992
    Resource Category: Edited Chapter
    From the proceedings of the 1991 Annual Visitor Studies Conference. The Interactive Experience Model is a visitor-centered perspective suggests that all experience and subsequent learning is contextual. Experience is dictated by the personal, physical, and social contexts. ... »
  • Date: 05/23/1992
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    From the Proceedings of the 1992 Annual Visitor Studies Conference. Reviews a study, conducted as part of a formative evaluation of an HIV/AIDS exhibit developed by the New York Hall of Science, which was designed to investigate two issues: 1) What is the current state of youth awareness of the mechanisms by which condoms help prevent the spread ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This chapter is a selection from the book "The Arts, Education, and Aesthetic Knowing." Should arts education have a more significant place in our schools? An emphatic 'Yes' comes from the editors and other contributors to this provocative volume. They build their case by drawing upon recent developments in cognitive theory and, in particular, ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Ross J. Loomis of Colorado State University discusses the significance of the Visitor Studies Conference in Ottawa as well as the regular presentations on visitor research at the American Association of Museums national meetings. Loomis also outlines agenda items for the newly created Visitor Studies Association and future Visitor ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, Minda Borun of the Franklin Institute Science Museum responds to questions raised by Harris Shettel during the opening session at the 1991 Visitor Studies Conference. Borun explains why the status of museum evaluation is "definitely improving," offers important research questions to consider, distinguishes between research and ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper presents research related to labels that assist visitors in interpreting objects in scientific museums. The authors present an overview of the linguistic tendencies of labeling in museums and scientific exhibitions. In addition, initial findings from a study of modified label text will shed light on the impact of variable text. Note: ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses the the value of interpretive inquiry in examining visitors' reactions to museum environments as well as evaluating visitor outcomes expected by those producing the environments. This paper provides an explanation of interpretive inquiry as well as examples of this methodology in action at the Gibson House Living History ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses the Museum Impact and Evaluation Study, a research collaborative originated by the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and made up of nine museums from across the country. The intent of the study was to reach toward understanding the long-term outcomes of museums visits, focusing on the relationships that develop ... »

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