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  • Date: 01/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Franklin Institute Science Museum will develop, install and evaluate a museum-wide Interactive Computer Information System (ICIS) designed to enhance visitors' exhibit learning through museum-wide visitor information access and connectivity. ICIS will provide educational experiences for 1.2 million people per year, tailoring its information ... »
  • Date: 01/10/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History will construct a new 9,000 square foot Bird Hall utilizing interactive exhibitry in a unique combination with original mounted specimens. The exhibition will cover avian biology in a comprehensive fashion, including the physiology of flight, adaptation, behavior, ecology and species diversity as ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Research Products
    In this paper, Douglas Hoy of the National Museum of Natural Sciences the impact of new admission fee guidelines from a comprehensive study commissioned by the Canadian government. Hoy presents an overview of the new fees program enacted in June 1988 and its influence on museum attendance throughout Canada. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, John K. Haeseler of Economics Research Associates discusses how the total length of time a visitor spends at a cultural attraction such as a museum or zoo can be used to measure the holding power of the attraction. Haeseler describes methods which can be used to measure average visitor length of stay, provides examples of findings ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, R.S. Miles reviews three evaluation studies of audivisuals carried out by researchers at The Natural History Museum, London between 1979 and 1987. Miles' review can inform the design of effective audiovisuals, which are expensive to produce, difficult to mock-up and test during development, and expensive to modify once produced. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses research on visitor behavior in museums, specific visitor interest, attention and learning. It presents findings from a study conducted by researchers at the University of Florida, which evaluated 47 undergraduates' viewing patterns and learning at 11 static case exhibits at the Florida Museum of Natural History. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses the evolution of zoo exhibits from cages to naturalistic enclosures and the research of these exhibits. It focuses on an evaluation of the Gorillas of Cameroon exhibit located in the Ford African Rain Forest of Zoo Atlanta. This paper presents findings from the study that mainly focus on the visitor responses to the exhibit. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, Jeff Bonner of the St. Louis Science Center discusses the merits of formal versus naturalistic evaluation within the museum context. Bonner also presents the approach and findings of a two-part study designed to compare the results of these two evaluation approaches. They compared the the results of a formal analysis of the holding ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses two important initiatives at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). The first was an experiment that tested the impact of interpretive devices on visitors to an installation of contemporary art. The second was a major collaborative project in which educators and curators joined forces and reinstalled a part of the AGO's permanent ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper the development and success of an ambitious plan launched by the Philadelphia Zoo in late 1970's and early 1980s to streamline operating procedures, repair and replace buildings and exhibits, and evaluate and upgrade visitor services. A key part of this service strategy was a visitor survey, which aimed to identify weaknesses and ... »

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