Music, Mood, and Museums

January 1st, 1996 | RESEARCH

In this paper, Robert C. Webb, of Suffolk University, presents literature related to much-debated topic about using music in an exhibit. In particular, Webb discusses four topics of interest to museum professionals: (1) the complexity of the term "background music" (2) the roles and uses of mood created by music (3) the use of music to cue appropriate behavior and perceptions and (4) the influence of background music on the comprehension of verbal material.



Team Members

Robert C. Webb, Author, Suffolk University


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Page(s): 15


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