Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/12639
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dc.contributor.authorStylianou-Lambert, Theopisti-
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-09T07:40:58Z-
dc.date.available2018-08-09T07:40:58Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-
dc.identifier.citationVisitor Studies, 2017, Volume 20, Issue 2, Pages 114-137en_US
dc.identifier.issn10645578-
dc.identifier.urihttp://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/12639-
dc.description.abstractThere is an animated debate in popular media about whether or not photography should be allowed in art museums. However, there is limited research that examines how visitors themselves feel about visitor photography and the reasons why they choose to take (or not take) photographs in museums. This research, conducted at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, uses semistructured, in-depth interviews and photo elicitation with 40 adults to examine visitors' attitudes to using photography inside art museums and their motivations for doing so. The research results suggest that visitors with positive attitudes towards visitor photography see photographic devices as tools that enhance certain aspects of the museum experience, promote further education, and provide entry points to exhibitions and a more interactive, personal experience. Those with negative attitudes see photographic devices as mediating and distracting lenses that have a detrimental effect on intimate experiences with artworks. Many of the participants with negative attitudes still use photographic devices because they believe that the risk of diminishing art experiences in the museum is worth taking, considering the potential uses of photography. The six main motivations for taking photographs in museums are (a) to aid memory, (b) to share, (c) for further research, (d) to inspire, (e) as building material for self-identity, and (f) as an art form in its own right.en_US
dc.formatpdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.rights© 2017 Visitor Studies Association.en_US
dc.subjectArt museumsen_US
dc.subjectVisitorsen_US
dc.subjectPhotographic devicesen_US
dc.titlePhotographing in the art museum: visitor attitudes and motivationsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/10645578.2017.1404345en_US
dc.collaborationCyprus University of Technologyen_US
dc.subject.categoryArtsen_US
dc.journalsSubscription Journalen_US
dc.countryCyprusen_US
dc.subject.fieldHumanitiesen_US
dc.publicationPeer Revieweden_US
cut.common.academicyear2017-2018en_US
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item.fulltextNo Fulltext-
item.languageiso639-1other-
crisitem.author.deptDepartment of Multimedia and Graphic Arts-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Fine and Applied Arts-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Fine and Applied Arts-
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