Development of digital science museum based on visitors' memories Development of digital science museum based on visitors' memories
The five major functions of a museum are collection, preservation, exhibition, research, and education. Previously, museums concentrated primarily on collecting objects and exhibiting them effectively. Recently, however, the focus has shifted to what the visitor is doing in the museum, the so-called "museum experience." It has become clearer that a visitor not only learns in a museum, but has various individual experiences. In this study, we use Falk's theory of "making of meaning" in a museum to investigate museum experiences at the Nagoya City Science Museum. We develop a digital museum, the "Digital Time Capsule," which uses visitor recollections of their interaction with the museum.
- Journal of Socio-Informatics
Journal of Socio-Informatics 5(1), 27-36, 2012