Do Museums Want Evaluation?

January 1st, 1987 | RESEARCH

In this article, Wilcomb E. Washburn, Director of the Smithsonian's Office of American Studies, discusses museum directors' lack of confidence, fear, and "sheer ignorance" of the value of evaluation. Washburn goes on to discuss how this lack of commitment to evaluation is mirrored by AAM policies.



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Wilcomb E. Washburn, Author, Smithsonian Institution


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 0892-4996

Publication: Visitor Behavior
Volume: 2
Number: 1
Page(s): 10


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