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Insights: Museums, Visitors, Attitudes and Expectations.

This video illustrates a "Focus Group Experiment" presenting the findings from a research project involving a consortium of eleven American art museums that joined forces in an attempt to better understand themselves from the perspective of their visitors. The program includes a fifteen-minute overview of the experiment followed by forty-five minutes of excerpts of sessions from five of the participating museums: The National Gallery of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Cleveland Art Museum. A book with the same title accompanies the video, which includes a summary of the process and findings, proceedings from a symposium held on the findings, and a synopsis of resulting new projects.

While well-produced and provocative to anyone interested in museum studies or those using the museum as a regular instructional resource, this tape would be of little interest to elementary or secondary students. It would have value, however, for staff development workshops or curriculum initiatives.
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Date:Jan 1, 1993
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