Factors Affecting “Hands-On” Exhibits

January 1st, 1988 | RESEARCH

This is a brief summary of A.W. Melton's 1936 paper, "Distribution of Attention in Galleries in a Museum of Science and Industry." Melton studied how visitor behavior was impacted by manually-operated exhibits demonstrating electricity. Automatic operation of the exhibits was compared with manual operation.



Team Members

Stephen Bitgood, Editor, Jacksonville State University


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 0892-4996

Publication: Visitor Behavior
Volume: 3
Number: 1
Page(s): 10


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