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  • Date: 09/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper describes a 2002 study conducted by Steve Tokar that was the first of its kind to evaluate universal design practice among North American museums with hands-on science exhibits. Tokar investigated the following questions: (1) For which audiences do museum exhibit professionals think their exhibitions are accessible?; (2) What is the ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper is an introduction to the special issue of "Visitor Studies Today" dedicated to museum accessibility for persons with disabilities by guest editor Christine Reich, Senior Research/Evaluation Associate at the Museum of Science, Boston. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses the "Scences de Silence/Scenes of Silence" exhibition designed to enable hearing people to gain access to the world of the deaf. This paper describes the exhibition and evaluation findings which examined the project's impact on visitors and deaf guides. ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper describes findings from a Ph.D. study of visitors, particularly non-museum visitors, at two university art museums in Hong Kong. This study contributes to the literature on museum education in Hong Kong, which is a relatively new area of study in Asia. This study is also the first museum visitor survey done on a university population in ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This brief article includes a sampling of the findings from Zahava Doering's 2004 study, "Evaluation of Museum Educational Programs: A National Perspective." ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article discusses a study conducted as part of a larger project to develop new signage strategies to support powerful forms of parent involvement at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Center of Learning in Out-of-School Environments conducted the study in the context of the museum's expansion from ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper is based on comments made at "Exhibition Excellence: The 14th & 15th Annual Exhibition," a session at the American Association of Museum annual meeting in Portland, OR, May 20, 2003. This review focuses "attention to people" from quantitive data compiled by Whitney Watson of the Missouri Historical Society from the 2002 and 2001 ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article reports findings from a study of some of the museums most active in audience research to identify success factors crucial to effective audience research. The study focused on what makes audience research effective and when audience research can be considered effective. This article reports findings from eight case studies undertaken ... »