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Master of Science in Administration (MSA)
This paper is concerned with narrative structures and adult learning in history and art museums that were established between 1870 and 1930, although the discussions of structure and exhibition development can be useful for any cultural institution that displays artifacts. Within the large field of study on cultural institutions and their role in adult cognitive change, the focus is placed on narrative exhibition structures that allow the museums to present information and artifacts to an adult audience without the intervention of live staff members or docents.
Cohen-Stratyner, B. (1992). The Museum Paradox : The Co-existence of Narrative Structure and Audience Advocacy. New York : Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/independent-studies/306