The Importance of Interpretive Inquiry in Studying Museum Settings

January 1st, 1992 | RESEARCH

This paper discusses the the value of interpretive inquiry in examining visitors' reactions to museum environments as well as evaluating visitor outcomes expected by those producing the environments. This paper provides an explanation of interpretive inquiry as well as examples of this methodology in action at the Gibson House Living History Museum, Ontario Science Centre, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.



Team Members

Barbara J. Soren, Author, University of Waterloo


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page(s): 246


Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Education and learning science | History | policy | law | Technology
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits