Tag Archives: John Falk

In Defense of Museum Photography


This report made the museum-people-on-the-Internet rounds several weeks ago, and I am finally putting down my camera long enough to write a response. The study validates everyone who’s ever said that museum photography is a bad thing – not because … Continue reading

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Visitor Motivations


Why do people go to museums? Researcher John Falk came up with five categories to describe motivations for museum visits: experience seeker, explorer, facilitator, professional/hobbyist, and recharger. An individual is probably each of these identities at some point, and often … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Garden at Washington National Cathedral


In The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown describes Washington National Cathedral as “a refuge in Rome, north of the Tiber, which contains ten stones from Mount Sinai, one from heaven itself, and one with the visage of Luke’s dark father.” It … Continue reading

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Week 11: Goddard Visitor Center


Goddard Space Flight Center mission: to expand our knowledge of Earth, the solar system, and the universe through observations from space and through scientific discovery. It was somewhat of a milestone in the Weekly Museum Visits project: someone specifically asked … Continue reading

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