Education_Student Presentations_Smith

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Published on July 14, 2014

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Achieving Diversity: Achieving Diversity Addressing Barriers to Participation in the Museum Community LaraLee Smith, Red Butte Garden Overview: Overview Museum visitation Six b arriers to participation Ideas to address barriers from literature Best practices from Brooklyn Botanic Garden How to move forward Museum Visitation: Museum Visitation Who visits museums ? Who doesn’t visit museums? Those with higher than average: I ncome Occupation status Education attainment ( Falk & Needham, 2011; Hendon, 1990 ; Hendon , Costa , & Rosenberg , 1989 ; Moore, 1998; Moore & Working Group , 1997 ) Unemployed ( Hendon, 1990) Poor Less educated Ethnic minorities Marginalized members of society ( Moore, 1998 ) Six barriers to participation: Six barriers to participation 1) COST: 1) COST Ideas to Address from Literature Best Practices from Brooklyn Botanic Garden Discounted admission or tickets Scholarships (Cowell, 2007; Falk, 2011; Hong & Anderson, 2006; Moore, 1998) F ree admission opportunities Program scholarships Free and discounted school programs Advertise free admission opportunities to families of school participants (Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2013c; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2013e; P . Hulse, personal communication, November 15, 2013) 2) Unfamiliarity: 2) Unfamiliarity Ideas to Address from Literature Targeted outreach ( Hong & Anderson, 2006; Mayfield , 2005; Moore, 1998) Best Practices from Brooklyn Botanic Garden Teen apprentice program School partnerships Community horticulture programs (Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2013a; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2013b; Gough & Accordino, n.d.; P. Hulse, personal communication, November 15, 2013) 3) Comfort & Cultural Differences: 3) Comfort & Cultural Differences Ideas to Address from Literature Best Practices from Brooklyn Botanic Garden Tailored programming (Canning & Holmes 2006; Grek, 2009; Mayfield, 2005; Moore, 1998; Paswan & Troy, 2004; Slater & Armstrong, 2010) D iverse staff ( Hong & Anderson, 2006) Community led programs (Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2013b) Cultural events ( Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2013d; P. Hulse, personal communication, November 15, 2013 ) Participant and staff selection (Morgan, Hamilton, Bentley, & Myrie, 2009) 4) Language: 4) Language Ideas to Address from Literature Best Practices from Brooklyn Botanic Garden Diverse staff Programs and materials in alternate languages ( Hong & Anderson, 2006 ) Garden maps in alternate languages Proposed smart phone application (P . Hulse, personal communication, November 15, 2013 ) PowerPoint Presentation: 5) Time Ideas to Address from Literature Indirect benefits from other solutions Best Practices from Brooklyn Botanic Garden Extended care opportunities (Brooklyn Public Library, 2013; P. Hulse, personal communication, November 15, 2013) 6) Location: 6) Location Ideas to Address from Literature Best Practices from Brooklyn Botanic Garden Partner with public transportation (Jun et al., 2008; Moore, 1998 ) Central location Easy access by subway and bus (Gough & Accordino, n.d .) How to move forward: How to move forward Partner with audience trying to include Gain support of staff and volunteers Work incrementally References: References Brooklyn Botanic Garden. (2013a). Garden apprentice program . Retrieved from http:// www.bbg.org /learn/gap#/tabs- 2   Brooklyn Botanic Garden. (2013b). GreenBridge . Retrieved from http:// www.bbg.org / greenbridge Brooklyn Botanic Garden. (2013c). Hours & admissions . Retrieved from http:// www.bbg.org /visit/hours#/tabs-2 Brooklyn Botanic Garden. ( 2013d) . Sakura Matsuri . Retrieved from http:// www.bbg.org /visit/event/sakura_matsuri_2014 Brooklyn Botanic Garden. ( 2013e) . School visits . Retrieved from http://www.bbg.org/learn/schools#/tabs- 1 Brooklyn Public Library. (2013). Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program . Retrieved from http:// www.bklynpubliclibrary.org / bcap Canning, C., & Holmes, K. (2006). Community consultation in developing museum projects: A case study using the repertory grid technique. Cultural Trends , 15 (4), 275-297. Cowell , B. (2007). Measuring the impact of free admission. Cultural Trends , 16 (3), 203-224. Falk , J. H., & Needham, M. D. (2011). Measuring the impact of a science center on its community. Journal of Research in Science Teaching , 48 (1), 1-12 . Gough, M. Z., & Accordino, J. ( n.d. ). The role of public gardens in sustainable community development . Retrieved from http:// www.publicgardens.org /files/files/ Sustainable_Communities_11_26_2012_final.pdf Grek, S. (2009). 'In and against the museum': The contested spaces of museum education for adults. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education , 30 (2), 195-211. References (Cont.): References (Cont.) Hendon , W. S. (1990). The general public's participation in art museums: Visitors differ from non-visitors, but not as markedly as case studies have indicated. American Journal of Economics and Sociology , 49 (4), 439-458 . Hendon, W. S., Costa, F., & Rosenberg, R. A. (1989). The general public and the art museum: Case studies of visitors to several institutions identify characteristics of their publics. American Journal of Economics and Sociology , 48 (2), 231-243. Hong, A., & Anderson, D. H. (2006). Barriers to participation for Latino people at Dodge Nature Center. The Journal of Environmental Education , 37 (4), 33-44. Jun, J., Kyle, G. T., & O'Leary, J. T. (2008). Constraints to art museum attendance. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration , 26 (1), 40-61. Mayfield , M. I. (2005). Children's museums: Purposes, practices and play? Early Child Development and Care , 175 (2), 179-192. Moore , J. (1998). Poverty and access to the arts: Inequalities in arts attendance. Cultural Trends , 8 (31), 53-73 . Moore, J., & Working Group. (1997). Poverty: Access and participation in the arts. Dublin: Ireland. The Arts Council/Combat Poverty Agency . Morgan, S. C., Hamilton, S. L., Bentley, M. L., & Myrie, S. (2009). Environmental education in botanic gardens: Exploring Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Project Green Reach. The Journal of Environmental Education , 40 (4), 35-52. Paswan, A. K., & Troy, L. C. (2004). Non-profit organization and membership motivation: An exploration in the museum. Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice , 12 (2), 1-15. Slater, A., & Armstrong, K. (2010). Involvement, Tate, and me. Journal of Marketing Management , 26 (7/8), 727-748.

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