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Kristine A. Morrissey
MUSEUM 588
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Museology

In-depth examination of selected current issues within the field of museology.

Class description

This course is an overview of the field of audience research and introduces the basic functions, practices, ethics and literature. Audience Research enhances the experience of the visitor and advance the mission of a museum by providing data that supports knowledgeable decisions about programs, exhibits and other interactions with visitors.

Student learning goals

Understand the role evaluation plays in planning, facilitating, and assessing visitor experiences in museums.

Be able to describe and discuss the role of the most common types of evaluation used by museums.

Be able to design an audience research study.

Understand and be able to use the literature available about visitors

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kristine A. Morrissey
Date: 01/04/2009