"Looking is boring. Doing is fun": an investigation into children's attitudes towards museums

Kinoulty, M. (2006) "Looking is boring. Doing is fun": an investigation into children's attitudes towards museums. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Taking Portsmouth as a testbed, this study used quantitative and qualitative research methods to investigate children’s patterns of museum-visiting and their attitudes to museums in general. In order to establish whether these findings were typical of children in general or are idiosyncratic to the city of Portsmouth, quantitative research will also be carried out in Camberley and Hereford.

    Analysis of the combined responses provided a contribution to the question: what do children really think about museums? This question is of vital importance to the museum community and the entire cultural sector. As Ambrose and Paine (1993, p.52) point out, "children represent the
    museum visiting audiences of the future".

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 15:21
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:17
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1130

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