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Title

Mediating Museum Display and Technology: A Case Study of an International Exhibition Incorporating QR Codes

Publication Title

Journal of Museum Education

Publication Date

4-16-2018

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1080/10598650.2018.1459081

Keywords

Quick Response codes, art exhibition, informal education, Museum Display, International Art exhibition

Disciplines

Art Education | Communication Technology and New Media | Museum Studies

Abstract

Theoretical and practical implications of incorporating Quick Response (QR) codes in a traveling international art exhibition are addressed in this paper. Blending the physical and virtual dimensions, the exhibition undergirded a pilot study of the integration of technology into traditional museum settings in both China and the United States. The conceptual and methodical framework highlighted in this study included the participatory museum, informal education, and an array of evaluation research methods and techniques. Data collected for analysis comprised a set using Google Analytics, questionnaires completed by exhibition visitors, and other in-depth qualitative findings collected from participating artists from both cultures. This paper shows that the technological aspects of display can lead directly to participatory learning with the potential for new directions and avenues of inquiry.

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