Identity and the Museum Visitor Experience

Author: John H Falk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315427044

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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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.
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The Museum Experience Revisited

Author: John H Falk,Lynn D Dierking

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315417847

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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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.
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Museum Experience Revisited

Author: John H Falk,Lynn D Dierking

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1611320453

Category: Art

Page: 416

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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.
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Learning from Museums

Author: John H. Falk,Lynn D. Dierking

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442276002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

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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.
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The Political Museum

Power, Conflict, and Identity in Cyprus

Author: Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert,Alexandra Bounia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315521032

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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This engaging volume reveals how politics permeates all facets of museum practice, particularly in regions of political conflict. In these settings, museums can be extraordinarily influential for shaping identity and collective memory and for peace building. Using key Cypriote archaeological, historical, ethnographic, and art museums as examples, this book: provides a multifaceted and deeper understanding of how politics, conflict, national agendas, and individual initiatives can shape museums and their narratives; discusses how these forces contribute to the creation of, and conflict over, national, community and personal identities; examines how museums use inclusion and exclusion in their collections, exhibitions, objects and interpretive material as a way of selectively constructing collective memories. This book will be an important resource for museum professionals, as well as scholars interested in the effects of politics on museums and interpretations of the past.
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Religious Objects in Museums

Private Lives and Public Duties

Author: Crispin Paine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 085785299X

Category: Art

Page: 192

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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.
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Cuban Identity and the Angolan Experience

Author: C. Peters

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137119284

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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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.
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Visitors to the House of Memory

Identity and Political Education at the Jewish Museum Berlin

Author: Victoria Bishop Kendzia

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785336401

Category: Art

Page: 174

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As one of the most visited museums in Germany’s capital city, the Jewish Museum Berlin is a key site for understanding not only German-Jewish history, but also German identity in an era of unprecedented ethnic and religious diversity. Visitors to the House of Memory is an intimate exploration of how young Berliners experience the Museum. How do modern students relate to the museum’s evocative architecture, its cultural-political context, and its narrative of Jewish history? By accompanying a range of high school history students before, during, and after their visits to the museum, this book offers an illuminating exploration of political education, affect, remembrance, and belonging.
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The Objects of Experience

Transforming Visitor-Object Encounters in Museums

Author: Elizabeth Wood,Kiersten F Latham

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1611322146

Category: Art

Page: 175

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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.
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