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Category: Museullaneous

'Categorising visitors'?

I have been asked how (and why) researchers categorise visitors. Well, here's some of the ways they do that (and a little speculation as to why they do that)!

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Aug 2009

Biodiversity Exhibition Evaluations

A question from Georgina Bishop, Natural History Museum, London...

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Aug 2009

Kids talk about the Internet

What do young people think about the internet?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Jul 2009

Skeletons Exhibition Evaluation

As part of the review of the Museum Renewal Project an evaluation was undertaken into how visitors were responding to the Skeletons exhibition. This study aimed to understand the background to the exhibit, what was originally intended to be its aims and messages, how this exhibit is viewed now by visitors and how well it meets the Museum’s current criteria.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Jul 2009

Engaging audiences: what do visitors want?

What do visitors want from their museum visit?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Jul 2009

Climate Change and Museums

What audience research has the Museum conducted done on the topic of climate change? This post outlines our initial studies conducted 2006-2007.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Jul 2009

Teachers' College 12 June 2009

On Friday 12 June, 32 teachers and 12 Museum staff came together to talk about how we can provide inspiring learning experiences for students using the rich resources of the Museum.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Jun 2009

Public Response to Taxidermy Mounts

Becky Hitchens, a student at Durham University, Museum and Artefact Studies program asks if we have any information about the public's reaction to taxidermy mounts.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 May 2009

What do visitors want to know about objects?

Spent a few interesting days with the folks from the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA. We spoke about the kinds of questions visitors have about objects.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 May 2009

Models of Museum Visiting

This question from Ido Beja, Haifa University (via Facebook!): My name is Ido, I'm a student from Haifa University, and I'm doing some research about visitors in museums with hope to build a system for groups of visitors in museums based on group modeling. I saw the abstract of your article "Developing a model of museum visiting" - can you please sent me hard copy of the article?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 May 2009