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University of Washington

1. McGee, Layla Morgan. The Collections Connection: Understanding the Attitudes of Participants in Behind-the-Scenes Museum Tours.

Degree: 2018, University of Washington

The overwhelming majority of museum collections are kept in storage, never to be seen by the public. Behind-the-scenes (BTS) tours, which provide opportunities for visitors to enter collections storage and work spaces, are an increasingly popular method of using museums’ massive stored collections to create memorable experiences for visitors while educating them on the work that takes place at museums. The purpose of this study was to understand visitors’ attitudes toward their behind-the-scenes museum tour experiences and the impact of those experiences on their attitudes toward museum collections. This descriptive survey collected data via questionnaires administered to twenty-eight participants in BTS tours at two institutions. Results suggest that visitors responded to these tours with enthusiasm and that the collections seen during the tours resonated with visitors. These tours appeared to be effective in educating visitors about museum collections and positively influencing their perceptions of the museums and their collections. These findings support prior studies indicating that BTS tours are valuable because of their potential to create meaningful and enjoyable experiences for visitors, while broadening the usefulness of stored collections. Further research and conversation within the field is necessary to better understand these programs and develop best practices. Advisors/Committee Members: Luke, Jessica (advisor), Ong, Angelina (advisor).

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APA (6th Edition):

McGee, L. M. (2018). The Collections Connection: Understanding the Attitudes of Participants in Behind-the-Scenes Museum Tours. (Thesis). University of Washington. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1773/42873

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

McGee, Layla Morgan. “The Collections Connection: Understanding the Attitudes of Participants in Behind-the-Scenes Museum Tours.” 2018. Thesis, University of Washington. Accessed January 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1773/42873.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

McGee, Layla Morgan. “The Collections Connection: Understanding the Attitudes of Participants in Behind-the-Scenes Museum Tours.” 2018. Web. 23 Jan 2019.

Vancouver:

McGee LM. The Collections Connection: Understanding the Attitudes of Participants in Behind-the-Scenes Museum Tours. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Washington; 2018. [cited 2019 Jan 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/42873.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

McGee LM. The Collections Connection: Understanding the Attitudes of Participants in Behind-the-Scenes Museum Tours. [Thesis]. University of Washington; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/42873

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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