Museum have expanded in variety and zxploded in popularity over last decads. As their number and popularity have grown, there has been a marked change in the role of the museum in society. Whereas museums have historically been oriented primarly toward collections and research, they are now increseasingly viewed by the public as istitution for public learning. All museums now place an emphasis on education that they never did in the past. [...] Whereas a quarter of a century ago most museums would have listed “education” as a distant third of their list of institutional priorities, behind collection and research, these same museums would now be inclined to state that they are, first and foremost, center for public learning – or, at the very least, equally concerned about education, research, and collections

Analysing Visiting Preferences and Behaviour in Natural History Museums

1998

Abstract

Museum have expanded in variety and zxploded in popularity over last decads. As their number and popularity have grown, there has been a marked change in the role of the museum in society. Whereas museums have historically been oriented primarly toward collections and research, they are now increseasingly viewed by the public as istitution for public learning. All museums now place an emphasis on education that they never did in the past. [...] Whereas a quarter of a century ago most museums would have listed “education” as a distant third of their list of institutional priorities, behind collection and research, these same museums would now be inclined to state that they are, first and foremost, center for public learning – or, at the very least, equally concerned about education, research, and collections
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