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Karen Wade

Museum Audience Insight: The Attendance Slide: A call-to-action - 0 views

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    Words to the wise, and a reminder everyone should start using foresight techniques if they want to survive!
Gina Hall

Zócalo Public Square :: Why On Earth Am I Looking At This? - 0 views

  • Most Museums Have Trouble Connecting To the Public. Maybe It's Time For Some New Ideas.
  • underprepared for their pending encounter with the visual arts
  • many audience members seem intuitively aware of what is missing: more access to the story explaining how and why a work has arrived at this place for their enjoyment.
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  • soldiering through the galleries and paying minimal attention to the exhibits prepared expressly for their viewing
  • reanimated by the opportunities to engage in eating, spending, and talking on the phone—activities compatible with a sidewalk stroll.
  • critical message about the socializing function of the city
  • There is scientific data, too, upon which to build an argument for ensuring that we do better by our museum guests.
  • participation in the arts, especially as audience, predicted civic engagement, tolerance, and altruism.”
  • “[T]he space of the art museum is an inherently public or civic space,” wrote Glenn Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art, in a recent essay. “Art museums in this context need to be understood as quintessentially urban institutions that play a critical role in defining the intellectual and physical fabric of cities and towns.”
Karen Wade

Death by Curation: Why the Special Exhibit Isn't So Special Anymore (CASE STU... - 2 views

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    Understanding that a museum visit is more about people than it is about objects.
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