In a museum for everyone, each visitor must find his or her own space, appropriate to their learning needs.
All visitors to a museum for everyone should find their space within the exhibition tour.
There are many types of public, young people, adults, families, retired people, those who do not know practically anything about the subject, experts, fans, school groups and so many different groups that visit an exhibition.
A museum for everyone implies that each group will find a suitable space according to their concerns and adapted to their special needs.
Even with the same level of knowledge, we may not learn in the same way.
Even with the same level of knowledge, we may not learn in the same way. There are those who must contemplate and meditate. Others need to touch and perceive through the senses. Many look for familiar references to which to relate new information. A large group needs to interact physically or intellectually, to be challenged, to be encouraged to discover.
A linear and chronological exhibition might be correct but it is boring, incomprehensible and sterile for most people, so it will never reach the general public.
The objects must be at the service of the message we want to convey to the visitor and not the other way around.
The message should not be exhaustive; an exhibition is not a PhD thesis, but a synthetic one, the essence of the matter to be dealt with, so that it can be understood by everyone. Actually, even experts will enjoy the visit if the informative work is well executed.
Let’s use the game, the curiosity, the challenge to the visitor, the sensorial perception, as pedagogical tools to achieve an approach to the visitors, capture their attention and therefore facilitate the understanding of the contents.
Learning by enjoying is something that works with all kinds of audiences, no matter what group we are addressing. And we should certainly not forget that there is no age for learning.
A museum must be alive, original, vibrant, attractive, providing an authentic and unique experience, interesting for the general public, because from boredom it is not possible to build knowledge.