Generating emotions through cultural activities in museums

  • Carmen Camarero-Izquierdo
  • María José Garrido-Samaniego
  • Rebeca Silva-García
Original Article


The objective of the current work is to analyze how the characteristics of cultural activities promoted by museums (group composition, group dynamics, duration, theme, venue, new technologies) affect the emotions experienced by participants The study of a museum’s friends association participating in different activities allows us to test the proposed hypotheses. Results show that group composition and dynamics impact the emotion felt during the activity as well as the use of new technologies and activities staged outside the museum.


Museums Emotions Cultural activities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmen Camarero-Izquierdo
    • 1
  • María José Garrido-Samaniego
    • 1
  • Rebeca Silva-García
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Economics and Entrepreneurial SciencesUniversity of ValladolidValladolidSpain

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