What’s In A Name?

January 1st, 1991 | RESEARCH

In this article, Marilyn Hood, Ph.D. of Hood Associates investigates the public's perception of museums. Hood examines about 200 clippings that mention the word "museum" and sorts these clippings under four main topics: (1) something is deficient/unworthy/to be avoided because it is a museum; (2) something is positive/worthwhile/beneficial because it is not a museum; (3) generally uncomplimentary references; and (4) generally complimentary invocations.



Team Members

Maryilyn Hood, Ph.D., Author, Hood Associates


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 0892-4996

Publication: Visitor Behavior
Volume: 6
Number: 3
Page(s): 4


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