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Identity and the museum visitor experience.


Identity and the museum visitor experience.

Falk, John H.

Left Coast Press


301 pages




Falk, who is a specialist in science education at Oregon State U., presents a detailed analysis of museum visitor studies he has carried out in an effort to learn why people go to museums. The studies examine the socio-cultural and psychological aspects of the visitors' responses. Interviews with museum visitors and categories of types of visitors are described. In the book's conclusion, he offers a model for constructing museum exhibits to attract visitors based on how they identify themselves.

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Date:Nov 1, 2009
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