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The museum experience revisited

Author: John H Falk; Lynn D Dierking
Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, Inc., ©2013.
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"The first book to take a 'visitor's eye view' of the museum visit when it was first published in 1992, The Museum Experience revolutionized the way museum professionals understandtheir constituents. Falk and Dierking have updated this essential reference, incorporating advances in research, theory, and practice in the museum field over the last twenty years. Written in clear, non-technical style, The Museum  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Falk; Lynn D Dierking
ISBN: 9781611320442 1611320445 9781611320459 1611320453 9781611320466 1611320461 9781611325621 1611325625
OCLC Number: 792881681
Description: 416 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Marsha Semmel --
Preface --
Introduction: The contextual model of learning --
I. Before the visit. The personal context : identity-related motivations ; The sociocultural context : museums in society ; The personal context : prior experience, interest, and knowledge --
II. During the visit. The physical context : exhibitions ; The physical context : more than exhibitions ; The sociocultural context : in the museum ; The interplay of contexts : the museum as Gestalt --
III. After the visit. The museum experience remembered ; Measuring the learning impact of museums --
IV. A professional's guide to the museum experience. Supporting the museum experience : before, during, and after the visit --
V. Beyond the visit. The twenty-first-century museum --
Appendix.
Responsibility: John H. Falk and Lynn D. Dierking.

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The first book to take a "visitor's eye view" of the museum visit, updated to incorporate advances in research, theory, and practice in the museum field over the last twenty years.  Read more...

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