Gallery Guide Use in the Tete a Tete Exhibit

January 1st, 2010 | EVALUATION

Our study at the Frye Art Museum examined the use of the gallery guides by visitors in Tete-a-Tete, the salon-style hang of the museum's founding collection. Our goal was to see who was using the guides, how, what effect this had on their experience, and what they expected from the guides. We discovered that the average gallery guide user was female, over 35 years of age, previously been to the Frye Art Museum but had not yet seen Tete-a-Tete. Although gallery guide users spent more time in the exhibit and were able to recall art historical information more readily, the use of the guides did not effect how much they enjoyed Tete-a-Tete.



Team Members

Valerie Grabski, Evaluator, University of Washington
Lauren LeClaire, Evaluator, University of Washington
Frye Art Museum, Contributor


Funding Source: IMLS


Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Education and learning science
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits