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The Social Ecology of the Museum Learning Environment: Implications for Environmental Design and Management

  • Richard Allen Chase

Abstract

This paper contributes to the Workshop on Community and Privacy from the vantage point of a single social institution: The museum. During a time when so many social institutions seem to be failing in their efforts to meet the needs of the public they serve, many museums are growing and differentiating in a manner that is making them more useful and more interesting to increasing numbers of people. Study of the adaptive changes that are occurring in many contemporary museum learning environments reminds us of the important opportunities for public institutions, properly designed and managed, to enhance the quality of private life.

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Private Life Information Ecology Social Ecology Museum Environment Exit Gate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Allen Chase
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesThe Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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