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An Evaluation of ”Middle Ages Dead or Live?” The first interactive exhibition at the National Museum of History
Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Science communication.
2005 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a study conducted at, and for, the National Museum of History in Stockholm. The aim of the study was to confirm or disconfirm the hypothesis that visitors in a traditional museum environment might not take part in interactivity in an interactive exhibition. And if they do the visitors might skip the texts and objects on display. To answer this and other questions a multiple method was used. Both non participant observations and exit interviews were conducted. After a description of the interactive exhibits, theory of knowledge and learning is presented before the gathered data is presented. All together 443 visitors were observed. In the observations the visitors were timed on how much time they spent in the room, the time spent on the interactivity, texts and objects. In the 40 interviews information about visitors’ participation in the interactivity was gathered. What interactivity the visitor found easiest, hardest, funniest and most boring. The result did not confirm the hypothesis. All kinds of visitors, children and adults, participated in the interactivities. The visitors took part in the texts and objects and the interactive exhibits.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borlänge, 2005. , 80 p.
Keyword [en]
observations, interviews, interactivity, theories of knowledge and learning, indications of learning, epistemology, qualitative, quantitative, evaluation, traditional museum environment, attraction power, holding power, engagement
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-2541OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:2541DiVA: diva2:518202
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Available from: 2007-03-19 Created: 2007-03-19 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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