Document: Applying research to practice: visitors talk about museums
Applying research to practice: visitors talk about museums
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What do people think the role of museums should be? How do people want to engage with museums? What roles do learning, education and entertainment play in a museum visit? If museums are sites of communication what could that look like? What are the ways that museums could accommodate this?
This 2003 paper answers these questions through discussing four research projects that have looked at these issues across a range of audience groups. This paper was presented at the Art Museums: Sites of Communication Symposium, National Gallery of Australia/National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 15 March 2003.