A Prototype Museum: Connecting the Audience from Passive to Active Engagement
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Interior Design
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Interior Design
Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-63) and glossary.
"Art museums as 'social justice' and 'public education' are a new type of space today. In this way, the museum must establish the responsibility of public education while meeting the basic needs of a public space. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between visitors' participation in exhibitions and museum education and to analyze different educational models and museum curation. The researcher used quantitative and qualitative methods to discover specific requirements needed by young artists to establish communication and connection with the museum-goer audience. This thesis provides new ideas for the design of art, exhibition, and education in museums. The research data results show that the museum audience needs a new educational language system in public spaces to improve visualization of the content of exhibition ideologies. This educational language will help to improve participation and encourage the development of engagement spaces to be used for social activities in the museum. The researcher studied the design direction of the museum by analyzing the needs of the learning environment, environmental impact factors, and the views of young contemporary artists and end-users. In response, the thesis is aimed at exploring the education system in the interior design environment to improve the connection between artists and audiences in public space and provides a new exhibition system for other interior spaces." --Abstract
CHAIR: Navarro, Ricardo
Scott-Fundling, S. Dorothea (Thea)
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