Abstract

Across the world, museums have paid considerable attention to the needs of children and families through the development of targeted exhibitions, activities and programs and as special-purpose areas. This study was undertaken to bring together current information about family visit experiences, and is the second of the audience research series produced by the Australian Museum, Sydney and the National Museum of Australia, Canberra. The first publication, Energised, engaged, everywhere: older Australians and museums (Kelly, Savage, Landman and Tonkin, 2002) focused on museum visitors aged over 65 years. That report also provided an overview of the museum industry in Australia, trends in Australian society and adult learning. Following on from that, this publication reports research about the family audience, as well as reviewing research methodologies, learning theory and research.

Bibliographic Data

Title
Knowledge Quest: Australian families visit museums.
Author
Lynda Kelly; Gillian Savage; Janette Griffin; Susan Tonkin
Year
2004
Publication Type
Book
Publisher
Australian Museum
Number of pages
64
Publisher
Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney
ISBN
0734723164
External URL
http://www.australianmuseum.net.au/Australian-Families-Visit-Museums