Query: Audience research on contextualizing panels for monuments?

Christopher Graham's picture

Hi, 

Thinking about the problem of contextualizing monuments and memorials with exhibit panels, wayside markers, etc. Are there any studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of contextualization efforts in shaping/altering popular perceptions of monuments? We have this idea that adding new information on a wayside marker will help "visitors" interpret these things in different ways. Does that actually happen? I doubt it, but I want to back that intuition up with some data. 

For off list replies, please email me at   cgraham@acwm.org

Thanks, 

Chris Graham

Categories: Query
Keywords: Monuments