An Architectural View of the Visitor-Museum Relationship

January 1st, 1991 | RESEARCH

This paper discusses the history of museums as cultural institutions and presents the Model of the Dynamic Museum Environment as a useful method to help provide an understanding of what is happening in a given museum as well as a planning tool for designers. This model links the characteristics of the visitor, the museum environment, and the specific visitor-related goals of the institution.


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Don Thompson, Author, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies
Volume: 3
Number: 1
Page(s): 72-85

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