This practical guide outlines various ways professionals can develop their programs, exhibits, and general museum atmosphere to best engage the public. Using examples mostly from the UK and Canada, Graham Black offers a synthesis of best practices and research to date, as well as case studies and infographics to illustrate his points.
In this Washington Post Blog post from October 16, 2013, Howard Gardner, author of Multiple Intelligences, explains why they should not be considered synonymous with “learning styles.”
The USS Constitution Museum Team introduces you to Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences and the 4MAT System to help you understand how people learn. Museums are free choice learning institutions. Understanding the different ways people prefer to learn can help us broaden our exhibit’s appeal, increase visitor engagement, and spur new methods of exhibit interaction. People […]
When the USS Constitution Museum decided to design a prototype exhibition for families, we turned to two key concepts: Significant research has been done in Science museums and Children’s museums that can be applied to history museum exhibitions. Emotional and intangible content may be a unique advantage history museums can capitalize on. Science and children’s […]