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  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, evaluator Randi Korn of Randi Korn and Associates discusses the variety of experiences, in addition to learning, that museum visitors encounter during a visit that must be considered and integrated during the exhibit development process. Korn presents the work of a few scholars and researchers, who have written about and understand ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, Lisa Roberts of the Chicago Botanic Garden addresses some of the issues related to affective learning in the museum setting. She discusses two areas in particular: factors that have shaped attitudes in the museum toward affective experience; and the role affect plays in the whole learning process. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper outlines the front-end evaluation that researchers and staff conducted to design the Biodome de Montreal, a living museum of nature. It includes a discussion of the evaluation objectives, key findings, and applications as well as background information about the museum project itself. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper shares innovative evaluation techniques employed by staff at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris to plan, design, launch, and implement its newly renovated Grande Galeries de Zoologie. Their evaluation techniques combined quantitative and qualitative research techniques. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper shares research findings that explore the link between conceptual understanding, free exploration of hands-on science center exhibits, and Piagetian cognitive developmental levels. Implications on museum exhibits and field trip experiences are examined as well. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper presents findings from a label study project at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, part of the Naive Knowledge Research Project, funded by NSF to identify "naive notions" about science, in particular the cause and nature of gravity, and test the power of interactive devices to alter them. The device which prompted this label study ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses the topic of visitor circulation through exhibition spaces. Specifically, this paper cites findings from a visitor tracking study through five traveling exhibits at the Anniston Museum of Natural History. Questions explored include: 1) How much influence does the spatial arrangement of objects within a gallery have on the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, researchers from Colorado State University and the Denver Museum of Natural History discuss the topic of attitude persuasion in exhibits. First, they define the concepts attitude, belief and behavior and describe how to appropriately measure these concepts. Second, the researchers discuss how the concepts are related and also how ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper describes a complex process being undertaken by a major Canadian institution, the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature. The evaluation process is systematic, multi-faceted and demonstrates the fruitful interaction between evaluation and gallery development. The front-end phase is the focus of the paper. Discussion concentrates on the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    This paper outlines theoretical foundations, methodology, and key findings from a membership survey conducted by the San Antonio Museum Association in 1987. The study was designed to provide insights to a variety of assumptions upon which the Association's membership management and marketing strategies were based. Central among the questions to be ... »

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