The Text in Scientific Exhibitions: Linguistic Constraints in the Production of Labels

January 1st, 1992 | RESEARCH

This paper presents research related to labels that assist visitors in interpreting objects in scientific museums. The authors present an overview of the linguistic tendencies of labeling in museums and scientific exhibitions. In addition, initial findings from a study of modified label text will shed light on the impact of variable text. Note: the figures in this paper are in French.



Team Members

Julie Desjardins, Author, University of Montreal
Daniel Jacobi, Author, Institut National de Promotion Superieure Agricole
Marie-Sylvie Poli, Author, University of Grenoble


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page(s): 256


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