Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

How to modify and implement art museum interactive strategies: Facilitating a meaningful experience for the adult visitor
by Odett, Kristy J., M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 101; 10239726
Abstract (Summary)

The growing diversity of museum visitors has shifted art museums’ educational goals towards developing new ways for visitors to create meaningful experiences. Currently, the predominant method of instruction for adults relies on the lecture based format. The argument made in this study suggests that the interactive strategies used for children could be equally beneficial if applied to adults, provided these activities are designed specifically for adults. Based on the research, when interactive activities are made available to adults it is usually done through a “multi-generational” approach, inherently geared for adults accompanying children. To address this concern, the study surveyed the educational departments and programs of eight museums in Southern California. The results explore current educational trends and conclude with suggestions how museums can begin modifying and implementing interactive strategies for the adult visitor.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gatlin, Laurie
Commitee: Brown, Ken, Navarro-Pickens, Greg
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Art, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Art education, Adult education, Museum studies
Keywords: Adult visitors, Art education, Art museums, Museum education, Museum studies
Publication Number: 10239726
ISBN: 9781369375053
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