Museums and Their Visitors

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Index

a
abstract concepts, presentation of 138-9 , 162-3
access:
for families with young children 102-3 ;
provision for physically disabled 108 , 109
accountability, increased extent of 27-30
Acton Scott Farm Museum, Shropshire Mammals exhibition 93-5 , 133
Adams, G. and Boatright, J., on marketing methods in United States 26
Addison, E., on values of museums and marketing 26
aesthetic experience, and ‘flow’ 153-7 ;
learning of necessary perceptual skills 154 ;
nature of 153-7 ;
and skill levels 154-7
age, relation to museum visiting 62 , 63-5 , 85
Alloa, Scotland, exhibition on teenagers 87
Alt, M.B., on exhibit evaluation 71 , 72
Alvarado, M., Gutch, R. and Wollen, T., on audience response research 36
Ambrose, T. and Runyard, S., on marketing plans 25 , 173
American Association of Museums:
Excellence and Equity:
Education and the Public Dimension of Museums9-10 , 173 ;
Museums for a New Century9 , 173
American Foundation for the Blind, guidelines for working with visually impaired in museums 110
Ames, Peter:
on performance indicators 29 ;
on planning procedures 27 ;
on values of museums and marketing 26
Area Museum Councils, marketing advisers 25
Arnell, U., Hammer, I. and Nylof, G., survey of visitors to Swedish museums 57 , 65
art galleries:
and demand for meaningful experience by visitors 6 ;
general characteristics of visitors 62-8 ;
provision for those with visual impairment 109 , 110
arts community, research carried out by 58-9
Arts Council, research carried out by 59 ;
Checklist on provisions for disability 107-8 ;
RSGB Omnibus Arts Survey 61 , 64 ;
Target Group Index 59 , 62
attendance figures 61 , 68 ;
fall in average 30-1 ;
monitoring of 29
audience:
average attendance figures 61 , 68 ;
characteristics of frequent and infrequent visitors 66-7 ;
demands of knowledge made on 90-1 ;
development of 19 , 22-4 , 23-4 , 34 ;
general characteristics of museum visitors 62-8 ;
identification of when writing texts 137 ;
of museums compared to theatre and concerts 65 ;
observation studies of 72 , 73 ;
psychological barriers to visiting museums 67 ;
repeat visits 66 ;
research into 1 , 4-5 , 19 , 36 , 48 ;
research into visitor patterns 57-60 ;
statistics for 60-8 ;
surveys of 28 , 29 , 37 , 59-60 ;
variations with type of museum 66
‘audience advocate’ concept 9
audiences, new methods of developing 19
Audit Commission:
on image of museums 32 ;
of museum objectives 172-3 ;
recommendation of education policies 179 ;
The Road to Wigan Pier?28 , 181
Australia, ‘audience advocate’concept 9

b
Baker, N., on marketing methods 24
Barbados Gallery, West Indies, ‘Yesterday’s Children’ exhibition 16 , 17 , 18
Barnett, V., Sample Survey:
Principles and Methods83
Barthes, R.:
on ideology and museums 4 ;
on imposition of meanings 115
Beer, V., on actual readership of text 136
Beevers, L., Moffat, S., Clark, H. and Griffiths, S., on outreach programmes 52 , 111
Belcher, M., on layout of texts 134-5
Belsey, C.:
on ideology 3-4 ;
on use of language 115
Berger, John, Ways of Seeing116
Birgood, S., on need for evaluation of labels 137
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, England:
evaluation of texts 77 ;
development 22 , 71 ;
Gallery 33 ;
number of visits 61
Blake’s Lock Museum, Reading 122

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Plates ix
  • Figures xi
  • Tables xiii
  • Acknowledgements xv
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Forces for Change 6
  • 2 - Communication in Theory and Practice 35
  • 3 - Who Goes to Museums? 54
  • 4 - Research and Evaluation 69
  • 5 - Welcoming Visitors 84
  • 6 - Responding to Visitor Needs 100
  • 7 - Language and Texts 115
  • 8 - Museums: Ideal Learning Environments 140
  • 9 - Managing Museums for Visitors 171
  • Glossary 183
  • Bibliography 185
  • Index 198
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