Enlightening or Embarrassing? Drama in the Science Museum, London, UK

January 1st, 1994 | RESEARCH

This paper analyzes the effectiveness of real people (actors) as communicators of messages in museums. It includes findings from an evaluation of professional actors, who assume the roles of fictitious and real characters from the history of science, technology, and medicine at the Science Museum in London. The study attempted to understand more fully how visitors react to such live interpretations.



Team Members

Sandra Bicknell, Author, Science Museum, London
Susie Fisher, Author, The Susie Fisher Group


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies
Volume: 6
Number: 1
Page(s): 79


Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM | Health and medicine | History | policy | law | Technology
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs | Theater Programs