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Manekin, Elizabeth; Williams, Elizabeth – Journal of Museum Education, 2015
The way the Yale University Art Gallery engages students and the adult public has shifted profoundly over time, a change reflected in the evolution of the museum's signature Gallery Guide program. Founded in 1998 as an organic, experimental way to better engage Yale students to give lecture-based tours, it is now a structured, well-articulated…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Arts Centers, Museums, Art
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Hayward, Jeff; Hart, Jolene K. – Journal of Museum Education, 2015
Exhibit experiences at most museums are designed to be self-guided rather than facilitated; and it's certainly a good goal to make exhibit interpretation clear enough to be understood on one's own. The primary rationale for not staffing exhibits is the ongoing personnel cost, but that should be weighed against the value of "on the floor"…
Descriptors: Museums, Teaching Methods, Exhibits, Science Education
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Harvey, Alexis – Journal of Museum Education, 2014
In this small-scale study, the use of a simple interactive device was designed and studied ethnographically to discover how groups visiting a museum as part of a guided tour interacted with the device as viewed from the perspective of the group tour guides. As the emphasis placed on utilizing interactive devices in museums is increasing, one can…
Descriptors: Museums, Educational Technology, Ethnography, Audiences
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Striepe, Susan E. – Journal of Museum Education, 2013
This article describes a case study that explores the question of how some art museums can appeal to teenagers. The significance of teenagers as the most underrepresented age demographic to visit museums is relevant to current museum practice where visitor studies have assumed increasing importance. As teenagers mature into adults, the long-term…
Descriptors: Arts Centers, Museums, Adolescents, Audiences