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Author Falk, John H. (John Howard), 1948-

Title Identity and the museum visitor experience / John H. Falk
Published Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (301 pages : illustrations.)
Contents I: Theory -- Introduction: museums and their visitors -- The museum -- The visitor -- The visit -- Satisfaction -- Memories -- The museum visitor experience model -- II: Practice -- Theory to practice -- Attracting and building audiences -- Making museums work for visitors -- Institutional value and accountability
Summary Understanding the visitor experience provides essential insights into how museums can affect people's lives. Personal drives, group identity, decision-making and meaning-making strategies, memory, and leisure preferences, all enter into the visitor experience, which extends far beyond the walls of the institution both in time and space. Drawing upon a career in studying museum visitors, renowned researcher John Falk attempts to create a predictive model of visitor experience, one that can help museum professionals better meet those visitors' needs. He identifies five key types of visitors who attend museums and then defines the internal processes that drive them there over and over again. Through an understanding of how museums shape and reflect their personal and group identity, Falk is able to show not only how museums can increase their attendance and revenue, but also their meaningfulness to their constituents
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-289) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Identity (Philosophical concept)
Museum exhibits.
Museum visitors.
Museums -- Environmental aspects
Museum.
Museumspädagogik.
Bezoekers.
Ervaring.
Musea.
Ausstellung.
Besucher.
Besucherverhalten
Identität.
Identity (Philosophical concept)
Kunstvermittlung
Museum exhibits.
Museum visitors.
Museum
Museum.
Museums -- Environmental aspects.
Museumspädagogik
Museumspädagogik.
Publikum
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009013470
ISBN 1315427036
1315427044
9781315427034
9781315427041