Exploring, Engaging, Understanding in Museums

Wineman, Jean, Peponis, John and Dalton, Ruth (2006) Exploring, Engaging, Understanding in Museums. In: Space Syntax and Spatial Cognition Workshop: Spatial Cognition '06. Monograph Series of the Transregional Collaborative Research Center (2). Universität Bremen, Bremen, 33 - 51. ISBN 978-3-88722-691-7

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Patterns of accessibility through the space of the exhibition, connections or separations among spaces or exhibition elements, sequencing and grouping of elements, form our perceptions and shape our understanding.
Through a review of several previous studies and the presentation of new work, this paper suggests that these patterns of movement form the basis of visitor
understanding and that these effects can be deliberately controlled and elaborated through a closer examination of the influence of the visual and perceptual properties of an exhibition. Furthermore, it is argued that there is
also a spatial discourse based on patterns of access and visibility that flows in its own right, although not entirely separate from the curatorial narrative.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Space Syntax and Spatial Cognition Proceedings of the Workshop held in Bremen, 24-28th September 2006
Uncontrolled Keywords: museum, spatial layout, visitor movement, visibility
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K200 Building
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2011 17:25
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 13:15
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3902

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