Anthropology and Museum Science

January 1st, 1991 | RESEARCH

This paper begins with a discussion of what is meant by the "anthropological perspective" and then demonstrates how the unique viewpoint of anthropology can cause evaluators to rethink what is interpreted in the museum context and on how it is interpreted. Secondly, this paper presents an example of how the subject matter of anthropology can inform museology. Finally, this paper briefly examines how anthropological research methods can expand the repertoire of msuuem researchers.


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Jeffrey Bonner, Author, St. Louis Science Center


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies
Volume: 3
Number: 1
Page(s): 55-64

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Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits