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Visitors' Interpretive Strategies at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Hooper-Greenhill, E; Moussouri, T; Howthorne, E; Riley, R; (2001) Visitors' Interpretive Strategies at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. (Making Meaning in Art Museums 1 ). Research Centre for Museums and Galleries and University of Leicester: Leicester, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Making Meaning in Art Museums is one of two research projects on the theme of art museums and interpretive communities. The first was published as Making Meaning 1:Visitors' Interpretive Strategies at Wolverhampton Art Gallery (RCMG 2001). Making Meaning in Art Museums 2 is the second of two research projects on the theme of art museums and interpretive communities. The Long Gallery at the Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery was selected as the research site for this second study. Both studies have explored the ways in which visitors talked about their experience of a visit to the art museum-both what they said about the paintings and the whole of the visit.The research questions on which this project is based are: What interpretive strategies and repertories are deployed by art museum visitors? Can distinct interpretive communities be identified? What are the implications for the communication policies within art museums? This research is an ethnographic study, using qualitative methods.This research project was funded through a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Board

Type: Report
Title: Visitors' Interpretive Strategies at Wolverhampton Art Gallery
ISBN: 1 898489 17 3
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/rcm...
Keywords: interpretive communities, interpretive strategies, meaning making, communication strategy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/52845
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