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  1. Basic texts 31 items
    1. Meaning making matters: communication, consequences and exhibit design - L.H. Silverman 1999

      Article  This article can be downloaded in the archive, under the Fall issue for 1999.

    2. From 'telling' to 'consulting': a perspective on museums and the modes of public engagement - T Moussouri

      Chapter  You can download this chapter by clicking on 'Download PDF', under this heading in the contents.

    3. The Art of Museum Exhibitions: How story and imagination create aesthetic experiences - L. Bedford 2014

      Book  This one is available in the British Library Reading rooms.

    4. Excellence and equity: education and the public dimension of museums - Hirzy, Ellen Cochran, American Association of Museums 1992

      Book 

    5. Learning Science in Informal Environments - Philip Bell, Bruce Lewenstein, Andrew W Shouse, Michael A Feder 27/05/2009

      Book 

    6. Public institutions for personal learning: establishing a research agenda - Dierking, Lynn D., Falk, John H., American Association of Museums 1995

      Book 

    7. Learning from Museums: An Introduction - John H. Falk, Lynn D. Dierking

      Chapter  Digitised reading

    8. In principle, in practice: museums as learning institutions - Falk, John H., Dierking, Lynn D., Foutz, Susan c2007

      Book 

    9. The Effect of Visitors ‘ Agendas on Museum Learning - John H. Falk, Theano Moussouri, Douglas Coulson 06/1998

      Article  This is a key text

    10. Museum philosophy for the twenty-first century - Genoways, Hugh H. c2006

      Book 

    11. The educational role of the museum - Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean 1999

      Book 

    12. A companion to museum studies - Macdonald, Sharon 2006

      Book 

    13. A context for the development of learning outcomes in museums, archives and libraries - T Moussouri 2002

      Document  You can find this paper half way down the webpage.

    14. Interpreting objects and collections - Pearce, Susan M. 1994

      Book 

    15. Renaissance in the regions: a new vision for England's museums - Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries 2001

      Book  Also for loan in the Institute of Archaeology library at INST ARCH MC 1 RES

    16. Uses of heritage - Smith, Laurajane 2006

      Book 

  2. Lecture 1 31 items
    Introduction to Museum Communication
    1. Session Outline:

      • Introduction to the course
      • Overview of the course objectives, outcomes, requirements, outline & readings
      • Group exercise: exploring definitions of the most commonly used terms to describe how museums relate to their visitors

      Session Objectives:

      • To consider communication in relation to learning, interpretation and engagement
      • To recognise your own assumptions and preconceptions about these terms
      • To be aware of different definitions and approaches to museum communication

    2. Essential reading 3 items
      1. Meaning making matters: communication, consequences and exhibit design - L. H. Silverman 1999

        Article  This article can be downloaded in the archive, under the Fall issue for 1999.

      2. Education, Communication and interpretation: towards a critical pedagogy in museums - Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

        Chapter  Digitised reading. Read Chapter 1, pp. 3-27

    3. Other reading 27 items
      1. Measuring the outcomes and impact of learning in museums, libraries and archives - E. Hooper-Greenhill, T. Moussouri, J. Dodd, C. Jones 2003

        Document  This paper can be downloaded at the bottom of this web page.

      2. Excellence and equity: education and the public dimension of museums - Ellen Cochran Hirzy, American Association of Museums 1992

        Book 

      3. The interactive experience: linking research and practice - M. Adams, T. Moussouri

        Article  See session one for this paper.

      4. Learning from Ourselves: Pivotal Stories of Museum Professionals - M. Spock, H. Jensen Leichter

        Chapter 

      5. Communities of practice: learning, meaning, and identity - Etienne Wenger 1998

        Book 

      6. Project Explore: How Children are Really Learning in Children's Museums - N. T. Haas 1996

        Article  You can look up this paper in the archive. See the bottom of the webpage.

      7. Learning in the museum - George E. Hein 1998

        Book 

      8. The Effect of Visitors ‘ Agendas on Museum Learning - John H Falk, Theano Moussouri, Douglas Coulson 06/1998

        Article 

      9. Public institutions for personal learning: establishing a research agenda - John H. Falk, Lynn D. Dierking, American Association of Museums 1995

        Book 

      10. Learning from museums: visitor experiences and the making of meaning - John H. Falk, Lynn D. Dierking 2000

        Book  Chapter 1: Learning from Museums: An Introduction

      11. Developing museum exhibitions for lifelong learning - Gail Durbin, Group for Education in Museums 1996

        Book 

      12. A context for the development of learning outcomes in museums, libraries and archives - T. Moussouri 2002

        Document  You can find this paper half way down the webpage.

      13. Interactivity: Moving Beyond Terminology - Marianna Adams, Jessica Luke, Theano Moussouri 04/2004

        Article 

  3. Lecture 2: Museums and their audiences 38 items
    1. Session Outline:

      • The role of museums in the 21st century
      1. What is the value of museums?
      2. Who are museums for?
      3. Evidence of the value and power of museums
      • Conceptualising audiences: 4 perspectives

      Session Objectives:

      • To recognise the role of museums in promoting life-long learning social issues, health and wellbeing in the 21st century
      • To assess the impact of wider political agendas and current museum thinking on museums
      • To be aware of the importance of the need to begin from an understanding of audiences

    2. Essential reading 1 item
    3. Other reading 33 items
      1. Researching disability issues - Michele Moore, Sarah Beazley, June Maelzer 1998

        Book 

      2. Use or Ornament? The Social Impact of Participation in the Arts - F. Matarasso 1997

        Book  Available in the IOE library

      3. Defining Values: Evaluating Arts Programmes: The Impact of Arts Programmes, Working Paper 1 - F. Matarasso 1996

        Book  You will need to sign up to Academia.edu to view this paper.

      4. Creative Media Policy 2012

        Document  This can be downloaded on this webpage.

      5. Museums and social inclusion- The GLLAM report. - E. Hooper-Greenhill, R. Sandell, T. Moussouri, H. O'Riain 2000

        Document 

      6. Disability rights in Europe: from theory to practice - Anna Lawson, Caroline Gooding 2005

        Book 

      7. Museums and the interpretation of visual culture - Eilean Hooper-Greenhill 2000

        Book 

      8. Andragogy (adult education) in the Museum: A Critical Analysis and New Formulation - C. Dufresne-Tasse

        Chapter  This section can be found in 'Part 3' in the contents section.

      9. The future of the other : changing cultures on display in ethnographic museums - Brian Durrans

        Chapter  This chapter can be found in 'Part 2' of the contents section.

      10. Disability studies: past, present and future - Mike Oliver, Len Barton 1997

        Book 

    4. Web sites 3 items
  4. Lecture 3. The museum as a communicator I: the transmission model and its application in museums 17 items
    1. Session Outline:

      • General overview of communication theories

      • The transmission model of communication

      • Its application in museum work

       Session objectives:

      • To be aware of the communication models that affect exhibition design and communication

      • To discuss the transmission model of communication

       

    2. Essential Reading 2 items
    3. Other reading: museums 5 items
      1. Museums and American intellectual life, 1876-1926 - Conn, Steven c1998

        Book Recommended

      2. Shows of force: power, politics, and ideology in art exhibitions - Luke, Timothy W. 1992

        Book Recommended

      3. The politics of display: museums, science, culture - Macdonald, Sharon 1997

        Book Recommended

      4. Modern art: making people mad. - D. Rice 1997

        Article Recommended Digitised reading

    4. Other reading: communication studies 9 items
      1. Consumption - Robert Bocock 1993

        Book 

      2. Critical perspectives on media and society - Eason, David, Avery, Robert K. c1991

        Book Recommended

      3. Communication as culture: essays on media and society - Carey, James W. 1989

        Book Recommended

      4. Introduction to communication studies - John Fiske 1982

        Book Recommended

      5. A Handbook of qualitative methodologies for mass communication research - Jankowski, Nick, Jensen, Klaus 1991

        Book Recommended

      6. Communication, Culture and Hegemony From the Media to Mediations (Communication and Human Values) - Jesus Martin-Barbero 1993

        Book Recommended Not held at UCL : Available via the British Library and Senate House

      7. Communication models: for the study of mass communications - McQuail, Denis, Windahl, Sven 1981

        Book Recommended

      8. Television, audiences and cultural studies - Morley, David 1992

        Book Recommended

      9. British cultural studies: an introduction - Turner, Graeme c1992

        Book Recommended

  5. Lecture 4: The museum as a communicator II; cultural and dialogic communication theories and their application in museums 12 items
    1. Session Outline:

      • Cultural and dialogic theories of communication
      • Its application in museum work

      Session Objectives:

      • To be aware of the communication theories that affect exhibition design and communication
      • To discuss the cultural and dialogic theories of communication
      • To be able to discuss how museums can manage museum communications at all levels and across all museum functions

    2. Essential reading 3 items
      1. The educational role of the museum - Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean 1999

        Book 

    3. Further reading 8 items
      1. Dialogic Communication 4 items
        1. Argumentation and dialogic teaching: alternative pedagogies for a changing world - S. Wolfe, R. J. Alexander

          Document  This paper can be found listed alpahabetically on this webpage under 'Books'.

        2. Dialogic Ethics: Meeting Different Grounds of the 'Good'

          Chapter  This book is not in stock. But is available in the British Library reading rooms.

        3. Pedagogy of the oppressed - Paolo Freire 1970

          Book 

      2. Cultural Communication 4 items
        1. McQuail's mass communication theory - Denis McQuail 2005

          Book 

        2. Human communication theory and research: concepts, contexts, and challenges - Robert L. Heath, Jennings Bryant c2008

          Book 

  6. Lecture 5: The museum as a learning environment: learning theories and their application in museums 67 items
    1. Session Outline:

      • Overview of frmeworks used to examine museum learning

      • Learning as a personal, socio-cultural and participatory/emancipatory process

      Session Objectives:

      • To be able to conceptualise how learning takes place

      • To be aware of different approaches to learning and learning research

      • To discuss the constructivist, socio-historical approaches to learning and critical pedagogy

      • To consider how theories of learning can be applied in museums

    2. Essential Reading 2 items
    3. Other reading 61 items
      1. Project Explore: How Children are Really Learning in Children's Museums - N. T. Haas 1996

        Article  You can look up this paper in the archive. See the bottom of the webpage.

      2. Communities of practice: learning, meaning, and identity - Etienne Wenger 1998

        Book 

      3. Weighing up the value of touch - A. Wing, C. Giachritsis, R. Roberts

        Chapter 

      4. Reading objects - C. E. van Kraayenoord, S. Paris

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      5. Play, dreams and imitation In childhood - Piaget, Jean 1962

        Book  This can be found in the IOE library.

      6. Objects as meaning; or narrating the past

        Chapter  You can find this chapter under 'Part I' in the contents section.

      7. No Royal Road to Learning: A Commentary on Constructivism - R. Miles

        Article  You can look up this article in the search box at the bottom of the webpage.

      8. The contextual analysis of symbolic meaning

        Chapter  This chapter can be found under part one.

      9. A Reply to Mile's Commentary on Constructivism - G. Hein

        Article  You can look up this article in the search box below.

      10. Learning in the museum - George E. Hein 1998

        Book 

      11. Moving from task-oriented to learning-oriented strategies on school excursions to museums - Janette Griffin, David Symington 11/1997

        Article  This article can be downloaded from the library catalogue.

      12. Frames of mind: the theory of multiple intelligences - Howard Gardner c2004

        Book 

      13. The young child and the educative process - Joe L. Frost, Joan B. Kissinger c1976

        Book 

      14. The museum experience - John H. Falk, Lynn D. Dierking, W. L. Boyd 1992

        Book 

      15. Learning from museums: visitor experiences and the making of meaning - John H. Falk, Lynn D. Dierking 2000

        Book  Chapter 1: Learning from Museums: An Introduction

      16. The power of museum peadagogy - E. Hooper-Greenhill

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      17. The educational role of the museum - Eilean Hooper-Greenhill 1999

        Book  All of Part III: Developing effective exhibitions

      18. Constructivism: A psychological theory of learning - C. T. Fosnot

        Chapter 

      19. The authentic object? A child’s-eye view - E.M. Evans, M.S. Mull, D. A. Poling

        Chapter 

      20. A teacher's guide to using castles - Tim Copeland 1994

        Book 

      21. A teacher's guide to science and the historic environment - Jane Pownall, Peter G. Stone 1992

        Book 

      22. A teacher's guide to using abbeys - Cynthia Cooksey 1992

        Book 

      23. A teacher's guide to using listed buildings - Crispin Keith 1991

        Book 

      24. Learning from objects - Gail Durbin, Susan Morris, Sue Wilkinson 1990

        Book 

      25. Developing museum exhibitions for lifelong learning - Gail Durbin, Group for Education in Museums 1996

        Book 

      26. Intrinsic Motivation in Museums: Why Does One Want to Learn? - M. Csikszentmihalyi, K. Hermanson

        Chapter 

      27. The value of things - Neil Cummings, Marysia Lewandowska c2000

        Book 

      28. The art of seeing: an interpretation of the aesthetic encounter - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Rick Emery Robinson c1990

        Book 

      29. Touch in museums: policy and practice in object handling - Helen Chatterjee, Sally MacDonald, David Prytherch, Guy Noble 2008

        Book 

      30. The promise of cultural institutions - David Carr c2003

        Book  Chapter 2

      31. The Hein-Miles Debate: An Introduction, Explanation and Commentary - S. Bitgood

        Article  You can search for this paper at the bottom of the webpage.

      32. Learning Science in Informal Environments - Philip Bell, Bruce Lewenstein, Andrew W Shouse, Michael A Feder 27/05/2009

        Book 

    4. Other reading: web sites 3 items
  7. Lecture 6 : Public Engagament Theory and Practice 43 items
    1. Session Outline:

      • Overview of engagement theories
      • The public engagement with disciplinary content movement

      Session Objectives:

      • To be aware of different theoretical approaches to engagement
      • To consider how engagement can be applied in museums

    2. Essential Reading 2 items
    3. Further Reading 37 items
      1. Uses of heritage - Laurajane Smith 2006

        Book 

      2. Evaluating Community Archaeology in the UK - Faye Simpson, Howard Williams 05/2008

        Article 

      3. Museums and the Human Rights Frame

        Chapter 

      4. Theatres of memory - Raphael Samuel, Alison Light, Sally Alexander, Gareth Stedman Jones 1994-

        Book 

      5. Critical Museum Pedagogy and Exhibition Development - M A Lindauer

        Chapter  This chapter can be found under part three.

      6. Changing Our Ideas - Bruce V. Lewenstein 03/2011

        Article 

      7. Public participation in archaeology - European Association of Archaeologists. Annual Meeting, World Archaeological Congress 2014

        Book 

      8. Public participation in science: the role of consensus conferences in Europe - Simon Joss, John Durant, Science Museum (Great Britain), Commission of the European Communities c1995

        Book 

      9. Challenging History in the Museum - J. Kidd, S. Cairns, S. Drago, A. Ryall 2014

        Book  Available for loan at the Institute of Education.

      10. Cultural diversity: developing museum audiences in Britain - Eilean Hooper-Greenhill 1997

        Book 

      11. Progressive museum practice: John Dewey and democracy - George E. Hein c2012

        Book 

      12. Learning in the museum - George E. Hein 1998

        Book 

      13. Touching the Past? - Sarah Dhanjal 15/11/2005

        Article 

      14. Connecting with history: Australians and their pasts - P. Ashton, P. Hamilton

        Chapter 

      15. Learning science in informal environments: people, places, and pursuits - Philip Bell, National Research Council (U.S.) c2009

        Book 

      16. Introduction - P. Ashton, H. Kean

        Chapter 

    4. Website 3 items
  8. Lecture 7 Communicating through exhibitions 26 items
    1. Session outline:
      • Overview of ways museums communicate through exhibitions
      • Exhibition development stages
      • Cases studies of exhibition development projects
      • Standards & indicators of excellence for exhibitions


      Session objectives:
      • To be aware of the process involved in the production of exhibitions
      • To be able to discuss the characteristics of an effective exhibition
      • To be able to identify the issues relating to the experience of audiences in exhibitions
      • To begin to think about how a model of effective exhibition development can be put into practice in the museum

    2. Essential reading 2 items
      1. Designing Exhibits That Motivate - D. L. Perry

        Chapter 

      2. Critical Museum Pedagogy and Exhibition Development - M A Lindauer

        Chapter  This chapter can be found under part three.

    3. Other reading 17 items
      1. Exhibitions in museums - Michael Belcher 1991

        Book 

      2. Making sense of exhibits - P. McManus

        Chapter 

      3. Planning for people in museum exhibitions - Kathleen McLean, Association of Science-Technology Centers c1993

        Book 

      4. Thinking about exhibitions - Reesa Greenberg, Bruce W. Ferguson, Sandy Nairne 1996

        Book 

      5. Travelling Exhibits At Museums of Science (TEAMS) - B. Carroll, D. Huntwork, M. St. John 2005

        Document 

      6. Exhibit labels: an interpretive approach - Beverly Serrell c1996

        Book 

      7. Manual of curatorship: a guide to museum practice - John M. A. Thompson 1992

        Book 

      8. Judging exhibitions: a framework for assessing excellence - Beverly Serrell 2006

        Book 

      9. Creating the British Galleries at the V&A: a study in museology - Christopher Wilk, Nick Humphrey 2004

        Book 

    4. Other reading: web sites 6 items
      1. Smithsonian guidelines for accessible exhibition design

        Document  Universal design principles & their application in museums.

  9. Lecture 8: Visitor and non-visitor research 51 items
    1. Session outline:
      • Overview of visitors studies
      • Uses of audience research
      • Discussion of evaluation theory and concepts
      o What is evaluation? Why do it?
      • Types of evaluation & how they inform decision making
      • Introduction to next week's assignment

      Session objectives:
      • To identify and discuss research on museum visiting patterns
      • To recognise the role of visitor studies in transforming museums
      • To recognise the role of visitor studies in developing new audiences and improving the museum experience

    2. Essential reading 2 items
      1. Planning for people in museum exhibitions - Kathleen McLean, Association of Science-Technology Centers c1993

        Book 

    3. Other reading 33 items
      1. Some thoughts on the politics of evaluation - H. H. Shettel

        Article  You can look up this paper at the bottom of the webpage.

      2. Evaluation Climates and Conversations - M. Spock

        Article  You can look up this paper at the bottom of the webpage.

      3. Renaissance in the Regions: a new vision for England's museums - download

        Document  Also for loan in the Institute of Archaeology library at INST ARCH MC 1 RES

      4. Gallery 33: a visitor study - Jane Peirson Jones, Paulette M. McManus, Philip J. Watson, Susan Werner c1993

        Book 

      5. New visions for museums in the 21st century - Victor T. C. Middleton, Association of Independent Museums (Great Britain) 1998

        Book 

      6. Why Museums Don't Evaluate? - A. J. Friedman

        Article  You can search for this article at the bottom of the webpage.

      7. Science Centres as Research Laboratories - E. Feher, J. Diamond

        Chapter 

      8. Glossary of Visitor Studies

        Article  You can search for this article at the bottom of the web page.

      9. Questioning assumptions: an introduction to front-end studies in museums - Lynn D. Dierking, Wendy Pollock c1998

        Book 

      10. Critical Appraisal of the Heart Exhibition at the Franklin Institute of Science - S. Bitgood, A. Benefield 1995

        Article  You can search for this article at the bottom of the webpage.

      11. Museum visitor studies in the 90s - Sandra Bicknell, Graham Farmelo, Science Museum (Great Britain) 1993

        Book 

      12. Introduction: Visitor Studies in 1990 - S. Bitgood, A. Benefield

        Chapter 

    4. Other reading: web sites 15 items
      1. How to design and manage equity focused evaluations - Michael Bamberger, Marco Segone 2011

        Document  This paper is half way down this webpage.

  10. Lecture 9 Applied visitor research: focus on data analysis and interpretation 14 items
    1. Session Outline:

      1. Introduction to focused observations, tracking and interviews as evaluation methods
      • Characteristics of quality tracking, focused observations and interviews
      • When to use these methods (and when not to)
      1. Group exercise on developing sample protocols

      Session Objectives:

      • To be able to discuss the role of evaluation in museums
      • To become familiar with the different kinds of evaluation and their uses
      • To be able to identify suitable evaluation methods for exhibition projects
      • To draft evaluation tools and use them for data collection

    2. Essential reading 1 item
    3. Other reading 8 items
      1. Probing understanding - Richard T. White, Richard F. Gunstone 1992

        Book 

      2. Researching family relationships: a qualitative mixed methods approach - J. Gabb

        Article  You can search for this article in the search box, at the top right corner.

      3. Listening to young children: the mosaic approach - Alison Clark, Peter Moss, National Children's Bureau c2011

        Book 

      4. Museums and the Web 1999: selected papers from an international conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 11-14, 1999 - David Bearman, Jennifer Trant, Museums and the Web, Archives & Museum Informatics (Firm) c1999

        Book 

    4. Web sites & Resources 4 items
  11. Lecture 10 Applied visitor research: focus on data analysis and interpretation 18 items
    1. Session outline:

      1. Discussion of focused observation, tracking and interview assignment
      2. Overview of data interpretation
      • Organizing the data
      • Finding patterns and trends

      3.      Group exercise on analysis using data & developong an analysis framework

    2. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. Data management and analysis methods - N. Denzin, Y. Lincoln

        Chapter 

      2. Questioning assumptions: an introduction to front-end studies in museums - Lynn D. Dierking, Wendy Pollock c1998

        Book 

    3. Further reading 8 items
      1. Basics of qualitative research: techniques and procedures for developing grounded theory - Juliet M. Corbin, Anselm L. Strauss, Anselm L. Strauss c2008

        Book 

      2. Qualitative data analysis: an expanded sourcebook - Matthew B. Miles, A. M. Huberman c1994

        Book 

      3. Qualitative researching - Jennifer Mason 2002

        Book 

      4. Evaluating social science research: an introduction - Thomas R. Black 1993

        Book 

      5. Working with spoken discourse - Deborah Cameron 2001

        Book 

      6. Computer analysis and qualitative research - Nigel Fielding, Raymond M. Lee 1998

        Book 

    4. Sample evaluation report 6 items
  12. Thematic Bibliography 155 items
    1. Selected titles 155 items
      1. Museum learning (theory and research papers) 57 items
        1. Interactivity: Moving Beyond Terminology - Marianna Adams, Jessica Luke, Theano Moussouri 04/2004

          Article 

        2. School Field Trips: An Overview - Stephen Bitgood 1989

          Article  You can search for this article at the bottom of this website.

        3. Developing Family-Friendly Exhibits - Minda Borun, Jennifer Dritsas 1997

          Article 

        4. Enhancing Family Learning Through Exhibits - Minda Borun, Margaret B. Chambers, Jennifer Dritsas, Julie I. Johnson 1997

          Article 

        5. Families Are Learning in Science Museums - Minda Borun, Margaret Chambers, Ann Cleghorn 06/1996

          Article 

        6. Naive Knowledge and the Design of Science Museum Exhibits - Minda Borun, Christine Massey, Tiiu Lutter 09/1993

          Article 

        7. The love of art: European art museums and their public - Bourdieu, Pierre, Darbel, Alain, Beattie, Caroline, Merriman, Nick 1991

          Book 

        8. The art of seeing: an interpretation of the aesthetic encounter - Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly, Robinson, Rick Emery c1990

          Book 

        9. Exhibitions and expectations: the case of " Degenerative Art" - Zahava D. Doering, Andrew J. Pekarik, Audrey E. Kindlon 06/1997

          Article 

        10. Public institutions for personal learning: establishing a research agenda - Dierking, Lynn D., Falk, John H., American Association of Museums 1995

          Book 

        11. The family as a learning system: An observational study of families in museums | Mendeley - D.D. Hilke, J Balling 1985

          Document  This is an internal Smithsonian report which hasn't been published. Theano has a copy of it.

        12. Making meaning in art museums (Volume 2) : Visitors' interpretive strategies at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery - Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean, Research Centre for Museums and Galleries 2001

          Book 

        13. Making meaning in art museums (Volume 1) : Visitors' interpretive strategies at Wolverhampton Art Gallery - Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean, Research Centre for Museums and Galleries 2001

          Book 

        14. Listening in on museum conversations - Leinhardt, Gaea, Knutson, Karen c2004

          Book 

        15. Consuming science: public knowledge and the dispersed politics of reception among museum visitors - S. Macdonald 1995

          Article  UCL holds the journal in print from 1980 to 1991 and electronically from 1999. Available at the Institute of Education.

        16. Museum Visiting - S Macdonald 1993

          Book  On order.

        17. Please Touch Museum and Harvard - Project Explore 1998

          Book  On order

        18. School visits to zoos and museums: a missed educational opportunity? - Sue Dale Tunnicliffe*, A. M. Lucas, Jonathan Osborne 1997

          Article 

        19. Learning from Research - M J Wyszomirski

          Chapter 

      2. Other reading: web sites 4 items
      3. Museum communication 28 items
        1. Museum visitor studies in the 90s - Bicknell, Sandra, Farmelo, Graham, Science Museum (Great Britain) 1993

          Book 

        2. Evaluating social science research: an introduction - Black, Thomas R. 1993

          Book 

        3. Text in the exhibition medium - Screven, Chandler G., Blais, Andrée, Société des musées québécois, Musée de la civilisation (Québec) 1995

          Book 

        4. Handbook of qualitative research - Denzin, Norman K., Lincoln, Yvonna S. 2000

          Book 

        5. Understanding data - Erickson, Bonnie H., Nosanchuk, T. A. 1992

          Book 

        6. The museum experience - Falk, John H., Dierking, Lynn D., Boyd, W. L. 1992

          Book 

        7. Meanings and messages: language guidelines for museum exhibitions - Ferguson, Linda, Ravelli, Louise, MacLulich, Carolyn, Australian Museum 1995

          Book 

        8. Thinking about exhibitions - Reesa Greenberg, Bruce W. Ferguson, Sandy Nairne 1996

          Book 

        9. The educational role of the museum - Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean 1999

          Book 

        10. Museum and gallery education - Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean 1991

          Book 

        11. Writing a museum education policy - Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean, University of Leicester 1991

          Book 

        12. Museum languages: objects and texts - Kavanagh, Gaynor 1991

          Book 

        13. Writing on the wall: a guide for presenting exhibition text - Kentley, Eric, Negus, Dick, National Maritime Museum (Great Britain) 1989

          Book 

        14. The manual of museum planning - Lord, Gail Dexter, Lord, Barry 1999

          Book 

        15. The design of educational exhibits - Miles, R. S. 1988

          Book 

        16. Facts from figures - Moroney, M. J. 1965

          Book 

        17. Making exhibit labels: a step by step guide - Serrell, Beverly 1988

          Book 

        18. Interpreting our heritage - Tilden, Freeman 1977

          Book 

        19. Heritage interpretation - Uzzell, David L. 1989

          Book 

        20. The new museology - Vergo, Peter 1989

          Book 

      4. Readings appropriate to art gallery education 7 items
        1. The Museum of Art as a Participatory Environment - Arnold Berleant 03/1990

          Article  This is a key text.

        2. Notes on art museum experiences - M Csikszentmihalyi 1991

          Document 

        3. Labels for contemporary art - S Longhenry 1999

          Article  Special username and password required for access

      5. Volunteering 20 items
        1. Museum basics - Ambrose, Tim, Paine, Crispin 2006

          Book 

        2. Volunteering in independent museums : a research study - A Babbidge 2009

          Document  You will need to scroll down and open the PDF from Egeria's list of online resources.

        3. Introduction to museum work - Burcaw, George Ellis 1997

          Book 

        4. Museums: a place to work : planning museum careers - Glaser, Jane R., Zenetou, Artemis A., Smithsonian Institution 1996

          Book 

        5. Museum volunteers: good practice in the management of volunteers - Goodlad, Sinclair, McIvor, Stephanie 1998

          Book 

        6. The management of volunteers - J P Green

          Chapter 

        7. The manual of museum management - Lord, Barry, Lord, Gail Dexter, Tate Gallery 1997

          Book 

        8. Policy planning for volunteers - S Millar

          Chapter 

        9. One step forward - G Monger 2001

          Article  Special username and password required for access. This journal is also held in the Institute of Archaeology library.

        10. Mutual benefits - D Mulhearn 2009

          Article  Special username and password required for access. This journal is also held in the Institute of Archaeology library.

        11. Working with volunteers - an introduction to good practice - B Yates 2006

          Document  This paper can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

      6. Other reading: web sites 8 items
        1. Working with Volunteers - an introduction to good practice - Bridget Yates 2006

          Article  This paper can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

      7. Visitor studies papers 31 items
        1. Mistakes about Multi-media - D. Sless

          Article  A reasoned warning, from a communication point of view, about multimedia hype.

        2. Development of Scientific Concepts Through the Use of Interactive Exhibits in a Museum - E. Feher, K. Rice 03/1985

          Article  Showed that visitors can learn from hands-on exhibits- they do not just provide 'fun'. Has been used as a justification since publication.

        3. Improving Audio-Visual Presentations - M. B. Alt 06/1979

          Article  Empirical study which derives still valid guidelines on audio-visuals. AVs were as innovative as multi-media computer presentations at the time

        4. Four years of visitor surveys at the British Museum (Natural History) - M. B. Alt 1980

          Article  Digitised reading - The first reported museum demographic study in the UK. It became as model for other studies worldwide. Statistics are over emphasized in order to demonstrate a worthwhile ‘scientific approach’ but it is worth following the statistical comment.

        5. Characteristics of ideal museum exhibits. - Alt, M.B.Shaw, K.M. 1984

          Article  Survey which examines the ‘ideal’ from visitor and curator points of view and shows their divergence. Was used politically in the first moves towards accessible museums and the relaxing of total curatorial control over communications.

        6. Presenting science as product or as process: Museums and the making of science - Ken Arnold

          Chapter  Digitised reading- Useful for critical review approach

        7. The exploratorium's explainer program: The long-term impacts on teenagers of teaching science to the public - Judy Diamond, Mark St. John, Beth Cleary, Darlene Librero 1987

          Article  First detailed report for volunteers

        8. Who attends our cultural institutions? Progress Report based on the Smithsonian Institution Marketing Study - Zahava D Doering 1995

          Document  Study showing that the major division between USA visitors and non-visitors is educational level. This work has not been duplicated elsewhere

        9. The novel field-trip phenomenon: Adjustment to novel settings interferes with task learning - John H. Falk, W. Wade Martin, John D. Balling 1978

          Article  Showed that visitors can learn from hands–on exhibits – they do not just provide ‘fun’. Has been used as a justification since publication

        10. Orientating visitors within a thematic display - S Griggs 1983

          Article  An important paper showing how visitors create maps for themselves throughout the visit to an exhibition

        11. Visitor Behavior at a Constructivist Exhibition: Evaluating Investigate! at Boston's Museum of Science - Elsa Bailey, George E Hein, Judith Kelley, Kerry Bronnenkant

          Article  You can find a link to the report at the bottom of the webpage.

        12. The museum as a Communicator: A semiotic analysis of the Western Australian Museum Aboriginal Gallery, Perth - Robert Hodge, Wilfred D'Souza, Georges Henri Rivière 2009

          Article  The first paper to cover semiotic impact – not many follow

        13. Staying Away: Why People Choose Not to Visit Museums | Mendeley - M Hood 1983

          Article  Digitised reading. A much quoted and accepted paper about motivations for visiting and not visiting museums. Compare with the Doering paper.

        14. Getting started in audience research - M Hood 1986

          Article  Digitised reading. A very useful overview of how to design an evaluation programme

        15. Introduction to evaluation: theory and methodology - R Korn 1989

          Chapter  A very good overview of evaluation

        16. Looking at exhibitions: one approach to criticism - K McLean 1993

          Article  For critical review approach

        17. Families in museums - P M McManus

          Chapter  Digitised reading. Literature review and synthesis

        18. Museum and visitor studies today - Paulette M McManus

          Article  You can search for the article at the bottom of the web page.

        19. Museum audiences - R Miles 1986

          Article  First analysis in the literature to consider non-visitors.

        20. Museum Education and Learning - S Paris 1999

          Document  This is available at The Wellcome library

        21. Museum blogs and network sites 1 item
  13. Interactivity: Moving Beyond Terminology - Marianna Adams, Jessica Luke, Theano Moussouri 04/2004

    Article 

  14. Developing museum exhibitions for lifelong learning - Gail Durbin, Group for Education in Museums 1996

    Book 

  15. Public institutions for personal learning: establishing a research agenda - John H. Falk, Lynn D. Dierking, American Association of Museums 1995

    Book 

  16. The Effect of Visitors ‘ Agendas on Museum Learning - John H Falk, Theano Moussouri, Douglas Coulson 06/1998

    Article 

  17. Project Explore: How Children are Really Learning in Children's Museums - N. T. Haas 1996

    Article  You can look up this paper in the archive. See the bottom of the webpage.

  18. Learning in the museum - George E. Hein 1998

    Book 

  19. Museums, adults, and the humanities: a guide for educational programming - Zipporah W. Collins, American Association of Museums 1981

    Book 

  20. Communities of practice: learning, meaning, and identity - Etienne Wenger 1998

    Book 

  21. Bridges to understanding children's museums - Nina Freedlander Gibans, Barbara Kress Beach c1999

    Book 

  22. The interactive experience: linking research and practice - M. Adams, T. Moussouri

    Article  See session one for this paper.

  23. Excellence and equity: education and the public dimension of museums - Ellen Cochran Hirzy, American Association of Museums 1992

    Book