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  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This is a program schedule for the First Annual Visitor Studies Meeting in Oxford, Alabama, April 6-8, 1988. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this forward, Stephen Bitgood, editor of "Visitor Behavior," briefly acknowledges supporters of the publication, evaluates the progress of visitor studies activities, and introduces the current issue which focuses on the upcoming First Annual Visitor Studies Meeting in Alabama as well as the problem of visitor misbehavior. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This is a summary of A.W. Melton's 1936 paper, "Distribution of Attention in Galleries in a Museum of Science and Industry." Melton studied the role of movement in attracting visitors by evaluating a gear-shaper located in the machine tool section of the New York Museum of Science and Industry. Melton determined that while any kind of movement ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This is a brief summary of A.W. Melton's 1936 paper, "Distribution of Attention in Galleries in a Museum of Science and Industry." Melton studied how visitor behavior was impacted by manually-operated exhibits demonstrating electricity. Automatic operation of the exhibits was compared with manual operation. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Adrian F. Aveni, of the Department of Sociology at Jacksonville State University, writes about his own experience as a visitor during a recent two-week trip to Hong Kong. Aveni reflects on this experience to inform the field of visitor studies. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Randi Korn reviews the "Museum Audiences Today: Building Constituencies for the Future" study, a 1984 evaluation of 25 museums in Southern California. Korn summarizes the book and key findings from the study. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This is a summary of A.W. Melton's 1935 paper, "Problems of Installation in Museums of Art." Melton described a series of studies that demonstrated two important factors that influence visitor behavior: (1) the tendency to turn right when entering a museum gallery and (2) the strong attraction of exits. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This is a brief summary of Edward S. Robinson's 1928 AAM Monograph "The Behavior of the Museum Visitor." Robinson highlights the importance of object size, positioning, and density for determining visitor attention in art museums. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This is a summary of studies from "The Behavior of the Museum Visitor" (1928) by Edward S. Robinson, who studied the problem of museum "fatigue." Robinson suggested that this "fatigue" is caused by multiple factors like physical fatigue and object satiation. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1988
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this forward, Stephen Bitgood, editor of "Visitor Behavior," summarizes the issue dedicated to the pioneering work of Edward Robinson and Arthur Melton as well as the efforts by current researchers. Bitgood also presents a list of pioneering articles on the topic of visitor behavior. ... »

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