Making sense together

Graham, Jo
July 2004
Interpretation Journal;Jul2004, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p18
The importance of family visitors to museums, galleries and heritage sites is well established. Modern families do not conform to the nuclear family notion. Although living in cross-generational groups gives families much common ground, people's cultural background still plays a determining factor. Most families that visit museums and galleries do so to spend time together. Families are social groups. Whilst there may be differences between individual families, there is common ground in the ways families like to experience museums and galleries. The study found that most families were keen to be engaged in activities together; with handling historical objects, live interpretation and games to play together being the most popular.


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