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A Matter of Motivation: Everyday Engagement and Cultural Heritage

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  • Department of Information and Media Studies
  • Center for Digital Urban Living
A central issue for museums is to create strong links between the museum and the everyday life of the visitor. Pursuing such an agenda entails a commitment to understanding structures of visitor curiosity, interest, and engagement and the potential intersections between the everyday life of visitors and the exhibition. We explore the concepts of motivation and motives in relation to shaping design inquiries into interactive museum exhibitions. Our conceptualization of motives and motivation is based on Cultural-Historical Theory, as this perspective captures the dynamics of motivation as it develops in context.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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