Shaking the Foundations: Recent Audience Research at the Art Gallery of Ontario

January 1st, 1990 | RESEARCH

This paper discusses two important initiatives at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). The first was an experiment that tested the impact of interpretive devices on visitors to an installation of contemporary art. The second was a major collaborative project in which educators and curators joined forces and reinstalled a part of the AGO's permanent collection using innovative design and interpretive strategies. In both instances, audience research constituted an important part of the initiative and has flagged important issues that may have a significant impact on exhibit development at the AGO.


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Douglas Worts, Author, Art Gallery of Ontario


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies
Volume: 2
Number: 1
Page(s): 203

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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