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  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Patricia A. McNamara answers questions about using formative evaluation to develop exhibits, based on nearly ten years of experience at the Science Museum of Virginia. McNamara discusses beginning the formative evaluation process, selecting staff, setting goals, building prototype exhibits, working with visitors, using visitor ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, researchers from Colorado State University discuss a research study at the Denver Art Museum. The study investigated how one survey of visitors to the museum was used to increase staff awareness of different levels of audience commitment, while at the same time yielding evaluation information about an Asian Art exhibit to guide ... »
  • 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: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Minda Borun of the Franklin Institute Science Museum discusses the museum's eighteen month study to discover visitors' misconceptions about gravity and air pressure and to develop exhibits which help people restructure these concepts and achieve an understanding of the scientific explanation. The project is intended to establish a ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, D.D. Hilke of the Smithsonian Institution discusses strategies family visitors use in exploring exhibitions. Hilke cites evidence from studies which family groups through exhibition halls in a large natural history museum. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, researchers at University of Florida present a report of a preliminary study that examined the effects of multispecies exhibits in zoological parks on visitor attention and possible interactions between factors identified as affecting visitor behavior. The study was carried out at the Jacksonville Zoo. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Donald Thompson and Stephen Bitgood of Jacksonville State University discuss a study that examined three variables that influence the readability of exhibit signs and labels: label length, type size, and position (or proximity) of the label. Researchers studied subjects from 5,822 visitor groups in "The Predators" building at the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Marilyn G. Hood of Hood Associates discusses a visitor study of the Holden Arboretum in rural Mentor, Ohio. The year-long study helped arboretum staff and trustees learn how the institution might more effectively serve its audience, which they suspected differ from season to season. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, C.G. Screven of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee discusses formative evaluations, including its value during the planning of new exhibits or renovation of old exhibits. Screven outlines misconceptions associated with pretesting alternative approaches during formative evaluation. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, John H. Falk of Science Learning Inc. discusses the influence of recollection on learning in museums. Falk shares findings from a series of pilot ethnographic style interviews to better understand recollection and learning in museums. ... »

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