Hong Kong Museum of History’s The Hong Kong Story exhibition: Design and reality of learning outcomes and the factors affecting public learning within museum exhibition

Vincent WONG

Research output: Other contributionHonours Projects

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to study the design and reality of the permanent exhibition of the Hong Kong Museum of History. Also, museum factors affecting visitors’ learning will be discussed with the evidence suggested by the public. The Hong Kong Story. As the museum can be regarded as one of the earliest and famous organizations that promoted local history to the public, it is important to study if it is achieving the goals proclaimed. In this study, three out of five of the main objectives will be studied. To evaluate the efficiency of the museum, quantitative and qualitative methods will be used. As quantitative research, 110 surveys will be distributed to the museum visitors and they would give their exent on agreeing or disagreeing the statements which describe their stands. For qualitative research, 7 of the visitors will be interviewed after seeking their agreement. During the interview, their expectations will be discussed. Moreover, possible factors which affect public’s learning will also be listed and explained with the reference of the interviewees. In general, this study is showing that the Hong Kong Museum of History can mostly achieve the objectives proclaimed on its website. However, there are still various kinds of expectations from the public. As visitors are the most important stakeholder to museum exhibitions, it is believed that their opinions should be always valued. In addition, this study can also list some of factors which affect the public's experience within The Hong Kong Story. With reference to the interviewees’ viewpoint, the Hong Kong Museum of History can improve their service based on the factors or aspects mentioned.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Alt. title: 香港歷史博物館『香港故事』展覽:『設計學習成果』與『實際學習成果』差異的館内因素」之研究
  • Honours Project (HP)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (History) (Five-year Full-time)
  • Programme code: A5B077
  • Course code: TLS4029

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