Identity and the Museum Visitor Experience

Identity and the Museum Visitor Experience

Through an understanding of how museums shape and reflect their personal and group identity, Falk is able to show not only how museums can increase their attendance and revenue, but also their meaningfulness to their constituents.

Author: John H Falk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315427041

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 640

Understanding the visitor experience provides essential insights into how museums can affect people’s lives. Personal drives, group identity, decision-making and meaning-making strategies, memory, and leisure preferences, all enter into the visitor experience, which extends far beyond the walls of the institution both in time and space. Drawing upon a career in studying museum visitors, renowned researcher John Falk attempts to create a predictive model of visitor experience, one that can help museum professionals better meet those visitors’ needs. He identifies five key types of visitors who attend museums and then defines the internal processes that drive them there over and over again. Through an understanding of how museums shape and reflect their personal and group identity, Falk is able to show not only how museums can increase their attendance and revenue, but also their meaningfulness to their constituents.
Categories: Social Science

The Participatory Museum

The Participatory Museum

prompted visitors to take a personalized tag and ID card from bins nearby for “
their” hero. The cards provided ... In the book Bowling Alone, political scientist 5
Falk, Identity and the Museum Visitor Experience, (2009). Robert Putnam argued
 ...

Author: Nina Simon

Publisher: Museum 2.0

ISBN: 9780615346502

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 617

Visitor participation is a hot topic in the contemporary world of museums, art galleries, science centers, libraries and cultural organizations. How can your institution do it and do it well? The Participatory Museum is a practical guide to working with community members and visitors to make cultural institutions more dynamic, relevant, essential places. Museum consultant and exhibit designer Nina Simon weaves together innovative design techniques and case studies to make a powerful case for participatory practice. "Nina Simon's new book is essential for museum directors interested in experimenting with audience participation on the one hand and cautious about upending the tradition museum model on the other. In concentrating on the practical, this book makes implementation possible in most museums. More importantly, in describing the philosophy and rationale behind participatory activity, it makes clear that action does not always require new technology or machinery. Museums need to change, are changing, and will change further in the future. This book is a helpful and thoughtful road map for speeding such transformation." -Elaine Heumann Gurian, international museum consultant and author of Civilizing the Museum "This book is an extraordinary resource. Nina has assembled the collective wisdom of the field, and has given it her own brilliant spin. She shows us all how to walk the talk. Her book will make you want to go right out and start experimenting with participatory projects." -Kathleen McLean, participatory museum designer and author of Planning for People in Museum Exhibitions "I predict that in the future this book will be a classic work of museology." --Elizabeth Merritt, founding director of the Center for the Future of Museums
Categories: Business & Economics

Learning from Museums

Learning from Museums

In the second edition of their 2000 book, John H. Falk and Lynn D. Dierking offer an updated version of the Contextual Model of Learning, as well as present the latest advances in museum research, theory, and practice in order to provide ...

Author: John H. Falk

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442276000

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

View: 129

In the second edition of their 2000 book, John H. Falk and Lynn D. Dierking offer an updated version of the Contextual Model of Learning, as well as present the latest advances in museum research, theory, and practice in order to provide readers an inside view of how and why people learn from their museum experiences.
Categories: Business & Economics

Museum Experience Revisited

Museum Experience Revisited

The first book to take a "visitor's eye view" of the museum visit, updated to incorporate advances in research, theory, and practice in the museum field over the last twenty years.

Author: John H Falk

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781611320459

Category: Art

Page: 416

View: 771

The first book to take a "visitor's eye view" of the museum visit, updated to incorporate advances in research, theory, and practice in the museum field over the last twenty years.
Categories: Art

The Museum Experience Revisited

The Museum Experience Revisited

The first book to take a "visitor's eye view" of the museum visit when it was first published in 1992, The Museum Experience revolutionized the way museum professionals understand their constituents.

Author: John H Falk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315417844

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 495

The first book to take a "visitor's eye view" of the museum visit when it was first published in 1992, The Museum Experience revolutionized the way museum professionals understand their constituents. Falk and Dierking have updated this essential reference, incorporating advances in research, theory, and practice in the museum field over the last twenty years. Written in clear, non-technical style, The Museum Experience Revisited paints a thorough picture of why people go to museums, what they do there, how they learn, and what museum practitioners can do to enhance these experiences.
Categories: Social Science

Blind Visitor Experiences at Art Museums

Blind Visitor Experiences at Art Museums

After reading this book, readers will understand both passive and active social exclusion from the museum’s facilities (active exclusion is defined as a deliberate act of exclusion based on the belief that blind people are incapable of ...

Author: Simon Hayhoe

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442272064

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 807

Blind Visitor Experiences at Art Museums seeks to answer two questions: Given the guiding principle of visual art being understood only by sight, what do people understand when sight is diminished or not there? Moreover, given the experience of blindness, what are the effects of vision loss or no vision on a cultural identity in art? It does this by exploring seven in-depth case studies of visitors to the education department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the experiences of leading groups by two teachers. In addition, this book includes findings from participant observations in classes and touch tours for blind and visually impaired people at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After reading this book, readers will understand both passive and active social exclusion from the museum’s facilities (active exclusion is defined as a deliberate act of exclusion based on the belief that blind people are incapable of understanding visual art, whereas passive exclusion is defined as exclusion resulting from an aspect of miseducation, such as inappropriate building design or learning materials, or a lack of training, knowledge, resources, access materials or buildings).
Categories: Business & Economics

Designing for the Museum Visitor Experience

Designing for the Museum Visitor Experience

In The Ash— gate Research Companion to Heritage and Identity, edited by Brian
Graham and Peter Howard, 283-96. Aldershot: Ashgate. McLean, Kathleen. 1993
. Planning for People in Museum Exhibitions. Washington, DC: Association of ...

Author: Tiina Roppola

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415891844

Category: Art

Page: 321

View: 316

Exhibition environments are enticingly complex spaces: as facilitators of experience; as free-choice learning contexts; as theaters of drama; as encyclopedic warehouses of cultural and natural heritage; as two-, three- and four-dimensional storytellers; as sites for self-actualizing leisure activity. But how much do we really know about the moment-by-moment transactions that comprise the intricate experiences of visitors? To strengthen the disciplinary knowledge base supporting exhibition design, we must understand more about what 'goes on' as people engage with the multifaceted communication environments that are contemporary exhibition spaces. The in-depth, visitor-centered research underlying this book offers nuanced understandings of the interface between visitors and exhibition environments. Analysis of visitors' meaning-making accounts shows that the visitor experience is contingent upon four processes: framing, resonating, channeling, and broadening. These processes are distinct, yet mutually influencing. Together they offer an evidence-based conceptual framework for understanding visitors in exhibition spaces. Museum educators, designers, interpreters, curators, researchers, and evaluators will find this framework of value in both daily practice and future planning. Designing for the Museum Visitor Experience provides museum professionals and academics with a fresh vocabulary for understanding what goes on as visitors wander around exhibitions.
Categories: Art

Religious Objects in Museums

Religious Objects in Museums

Falk, John H. (2009), Identity and the Museum Visitor Experience, Walnut Creek,
CA: Left Coast Press. Farrar, Steve (2007), 'Out of the Cupboard and Calling to
You: The Cursed Delhi Purple Sapphire', The Sunday Times, 25 November.

Author: Crispin Paine

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780857852991

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 832

In the past, museums often changed the meaning of icons or statues of deities from sacred to aesthetic, or used them to declare the superiority of Western society, or simply as cultural and historical evidence. The last generation has seen faith groups demanding to control 'their' objects, and curators recognising that objects can only be understood within their original religious context. In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the role religion plays in museums, with major exhibitions highlighting the religious as well as the historical nature of objects. Using examples from all over the world, Religious Objects in Museums is the first book to examine how religious objects are transformed when they enter the museum, and how they affect curators and visitors. It examines the full range of meanings that religious objects may bear - as scientific specimen, sacred icon, work of art, or historical record. Showing how objects may be used to argue a point, tell a story or promote a cause, may be worshipped, ignored, or seen as dangerous or unlucky, this highly accessible book is an essential introduction to the subject.
Categories: Art

Visiting the Visitor

Visiting the Visitor

The volume provokes imaginative research and encourages new conclusions.

Author: Ann Davis

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839432891

Category: Art

Page: 250

View: 689

The study of the museum visitor has undergone radical transformation. Each author here has asked unfamiliar questions and responded with fresh answers. Some of these questions involve the visitor's identity, what she brings to her museum experience. Can we gain entry into this experience? Does more technology really increase access to the objects themselves? Others probe the very nature of museum going and exhibition making, demanding that we reexamine the traditional exhibition to reposition the visitor and her meaning-making at the centre. The volume provokes imaginative research and encourages new conclusions.
Categories: Art

Cuban Identity and the Angolan Experience

Cuban Identity and the Angolan Experience

El Mayor says that they are all museum objects. ... ABANA Day thirty: Museum of
the Orishas. ... underglass found in theCasade Áfricaand the municipal museums
, which encouragethe visitor to study the artifacts as scientific specimens.

Author: C. Peters

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137119285

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 333

Exploring the cultural politics of Cuba's epic military engagement in the Angolan civil war, this book narrates the transformation of Cuban national identity from Latin African to Caribbean through the experience of internationalism in Angola.
Categories: Political Science

Conversations about Culture

Conversations about Culture

Identity As museum learning conceptualizations shift from a transmission model
to a collaborative model , more ... along with their prior knowledge , interests ,
and beliefs impact visitors ' experience in a museum and their learning outcomes
.

Author: Melanie Helena Overby

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062484525

Category:

Page:

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Mediated Spaces

Mediated Spaces

26 Identity is thereby confirmed by the enactment of the role of museum visitor as
well as the acceptance of that performance by other visitors in their acceptance of
sone's ... In that identity work is central to the museum visitor's experience ...

Author: Regina Faden

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112082834471

Category: Architecture

Page: 87

View: 759

Categories: Architecture

Visual Arts Research

Visual Arts Research

Other types of experiences no doubt occur , but most visitors appear to seek them
out or enact them with relative infrequency . The lens of identity - related museum
motivations thus provides a unique window through which we can view the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822036340602

Category: Art

Page:

View: 936

Categories: Art

Museums and Digital Culture

Museums and Digital Culture

This book explores how digital culture is transforming museums in the 21st century.

Author: Tula Giannini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319974576

Category: Computers

Page: 590

View: 382

This book explores how digital culture is transforming museums in the 21st century. Offering a corpus of new evidence for readers to explore, the authors trace the digital evolution of the museum and that of their audiences, now fully immersed in digital life, from the Internet to home and work. In a world where life in code and digits has redefined human information behavior and dominates daily activity and communication, ubiquitous use of digital tools and technology is radically changing the social contexts and purposes of museum exhibitions and collections, the work of museum professionals and the expectations of visitors, real and virtual. Moving beyond their walls, with local and global communities, museums are evolving into highly dynamic, socially aware and relevant institutions as their connections to the global digital ecosystem are strengthened. As they adopt a visitor-centered model and design visitor experiences, their priorities shift to engage audiences, convey digital collections, and tell stories through exhibitions. This is all part of crafting a dynamic and innovative museum identity of the future, made whole by seamless integration with digital culture, digital thinking, aesthetics, seeing and hearing, where visitors are welcomed participants. The international and interdisciplinary chapter contributors include digital artists, academics, and museum professionals. In themed parts the chapters present varied evidence-based research and case studies on museum theory, philosophy, collections, exhibitions, libraries, digital art and digital future, to bring new insights and perspectives, designed to inspire readers. Enjoy the journey!
Categories: Computers

Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics

Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics

Carol examines the museum visitor's experience through a review of two books
by John Falk and Lynn Dierking. Published twenty years apart, the books
chronicle the authors' realization that museum visitors seek to fill identity-related ...

Author: Samantha K. Hastings

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780759123342

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

View: 419

The premier volume of the Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics (ARCHI), edited by Samantha Kelly Hastings, is the polestar publication for cultural heritage scholars, professionals, and students. Featuring sixteen original works selected by the distinguished editorial board of international scholars, ARCHI presents a broad spectrum of the cultural heritage informatics field. Whether one is interested in cultural heritage preservation, digitization, digital humanities, user behavior, technology, or educational practices, this book is the central source for current and emerging trends in the rapidly expanding cultural heritage informatics field. Major sections of this work include: Best Practices Digital Communities Education Field Reports Technology Reviews By challenging readers to explore a variety of contexts and offering critical evaluation of conventional practices, ARCHI promotes new ideas and offers new pathways of development for the cultural heritage informatics field. No one working in cultural heritage can be truly up-to-date without this essential new coverage of the field today.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Territories of Identity

The Territories of Identity

... been overruled by the experience of the new generations of visitors,
emphasizing Carrier's analysis of monuments. ... ofconduct ofa museum (
documentation centre in this case, but very similar in essence) encouraged
people to be quiet, ...

Author: Soumyen Bandyopadhyay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134717248

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 986

The expedited globalised process of exchange and new forms of cultural production have transformed old established notions of identity, calling into question their conceptual foundations. This book explores the spatial and representational dimension of this phenomenon, by addressing how the reshaping of the key themes of place, architecture and memory are altering the nature, as well as, our understanding of identity. Cutting across boundaries, the book drives discussion of identity beyond the well-worn concern for its loss within a globalised context, and importantly provides links between identity, place, memory and representation in architecture. Examining a range of case studies from Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Turkey and Singapore, as well as with contributions cutting across geographical and temporal boundaries, this volume addresses such issues as architecture technology, place and memory – critical issues in the monitoring and mapping of identity shift within a rapidly globalising context. With contributions from renowned authors in the field including Nicholas Temple, Patsy Hely, Robert Brown, Liane Lefaivre, John Hendrix, Ana Souto, Fiona MacLaren, Stephen Walker, Nezar AlSayyad, Andrzej Piotrowski, Catherine Ettinger, Luz Marie Rodríguez, and Raymond Quek this book presents fresh insights and diverse perspectives on the evolving question of identity and globalisation.
Categories: Architecture

The Objects of Experience

The Objects of Experience

Transforming Visitor-Object Encounters in Museums Elizabeth Wood, Kiersten F
Latham ... of reverence that come from object encounters in museums
demonstrating one type of unified experience. chapter three objects as identity
Across the ...

Author: Elizabeth Wood

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781611322149

Category: Art

Page: 175

View: 749

This book explores human relationships to objects, shows what museums can learn from them, and offers practical tools and exercises for using objects to create richer visitor experiences.
Categories: Art

The Manual of Museum Learning

The Manual of Museum Learning

Museums also need to work harder at better integrating technology and
innovation into the visitor experience. This issue is still an area ... They felt
museums would suffer in the comparison and lose their unique identity. In their
view museums ...

Author: Barry Lord

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759109710

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

View: 167

This Manual is a practical guide to creating successful learning experiences in museums and related institutions such as public galleries, exhibition centers, science centers, zoos, botanical gardens, aquaria, and planetaria. Based on an understanding of museum learning as an experience that occurs within a personal, social, and physical context, it explores why, for whom, and how these contexts can be orchestrated in museum galleries with optimal results.
Categories: Business & Economics

National Museums and Nation building in Europe 1750 2010

National Museums and Nation building in Europe 1750 2010

The book is based on the findings of the Eunamus – European National
Museums: Identity Politics, the Uses of the Past and ... aspects of national
museums in Europe, including nation- and statebuilding, museum policy and
visitor experience.

Author: Peter Aronsson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317569152

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 659

Europe’s national museums have since their creation been at the centre of on-going nation making processes. National museums negotiate conflicts and contradictions and entrain the community sufficiently to obtain the support of scientists and art connoisseurs, citizens and taxpayers, policy makers, domestic and foreign visitors alike. National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010 assess the national museum as a manifestation of cultural and political desires, rather than that a straightforward representation of the historical facts of a nation. National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010 examines the degree to which national museums have created models and representations of nations, their past, present and future, and proceeds to assess the consequences of such attempts. Revealing how different types of nations and states – former empires, monarchies, republics, pre-modern, modern or post-imperial entities – deploy and prioritise different types of museums (based on art, archaeology, culture and ethnography) in their making, this book constitutes the first comprehensive and comparative perspective on national museums in Europe and their intricate relationship to the making of nations and states.
Categories: Social Science