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dc.contributor.authorBarnicoat, Wallis
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-01T04:21:25Z
dc.date.available2015-09-01T04:21:25Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/6988
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the way in which art museums develop and use Web sites to promote greater access to their resources. It does this by considering the type of transactions that occur between the museum and its visitors in the physical and virtual location. The thesis is based on an investigation of three San Francisco Bay Area art museums, (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art). The thesis illustrates the attempts of art museums to adopt innovative approaches to the provision of access through the virtual environment of the World Wide Web. The thesis concludes that art museums are unsure of their place in the technological foundations of the Internet. Furthermore, museums are unclear in their vision of the purpose of virtual environments. Unlike the world of education, which is familiar with the theory and practice of distance learning, and the world of private enterprise, which focuses, increasingly, on e-commerce, museums lack a singular, clear vision of how best to adapt the user-centric foundation of the Web to provide greater access to their resources. Not until art museums successfully evaluate the needs of their virtual visitors and create a transactional base that caters to those needs, will museums find their place in the Information Age.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectArt museumsen_US
dc.subjectWebsitesen_US
dc.subjectAccess to arten_US
dc.subjectMuseums and the interneten_US
dc.titleExploring transactions : art museums, access and the Web : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Museum Studies at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMuseum Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US


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