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By Maria Xanthoudaki, Les Tickle, Veronica Sekules (eds.)

Researching visible Arts schooling in Museums and Galleries brings jointly case reports from Europe, Asia and North the US, in a manner that would lay a beginning for foreign co-operation sooner or later improvement and conversation of practice-based learn. The learn in all of the instances at once stems from academic perform in very specific contexts, indicating straight away the range and element of practitioners' issues and their universal pursuits.

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A longitudinal PMM was not conducted with family visitors. This study went beyond seeking to measure the degree of visitor satisfaction. Through the PMM methodology, a framework evolved that described the ways that visitors used the interactive gallery to construct their own personal meaning. For example, the data suggested that visitors made shifts in knowledge about art and about how to engage with it. ” Families responded to the physical and emotional safety that the gallery provided for them to explore.

In this study the exhibition was the Art Sparks Interactive Gallery in the Laramie L. Leatherman Art Learning Center. An evaluation team was made up of education department staff members and Institute researchers and pre- and post-visit PMMs were collected from 39 families visiting the gallery. As a way of keeping young children occupied while the adults worked with interviewers, children were asked to make a drawing of their expectations for the interactive gallery before visiting and another drawing of their impressions after visiting ‘Art Sparks’.

Conducting PMM studies also provides a vehicle through which researchers and museum staff can negotiate more meaningful relationships with visitors. Since the THINGS CHANGE 31 methodology requires more active participation from visitors, they quickly realise that the process is highly personal, for it centres on their own experience and ways of articulating it. Consequently, researchers can, in effect, crawl inside the heads and hearts of visitors to a greater degree than they can with more traditional approaches.

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