Meteora – Natural History Museum of Meteora & Mushroom Museum
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Research of the Museum in collaboration with the Ionian University
A great public research was conducted by the Natural History Museum of Meteora and the Mushroom Museum in collaboration with the Museology Laboratory of the Department of Archive Science, Library Science and Museology of the Ionian University. The research involved 661 visitors of the Museum. The quantitative research method was chosen using a structured questionnaire.
It should be noted that published surveys with museum visitors are scarce in Greece, and regarding regional museums they are almost absent.
The starting point for this research was the Museum’s goal to detect its relationship with the visitors and understand their satisfaction in order to respond to their expectations.
The research includes two parts. The first part concerns visitors’ behaviour towards museums and there are elements taken into consideration, such as the frequency of visits and the kind of museums that the public prefer. The second part presents the results of the research on the Natural History Museum of Meteora and the Mushroom Museum. There are several elements detected such as the reasons for the visit, the actions that visitors prefer, the effectiveness of the museum in providing services and the elements that satisfy or disagree with the visit.
Especially concerning about the Museum, there were many positive reviews, observations and suggestions. The museum managers process those in order to improve the museum services for visitors.
The entire research will be published in January in the 13th edition of the magazine “Fisi Orama” by the Museum.
The team that carried out this research is from the Ionian University George Papaioannou, Assistant Professor, and Mr. Panagiotis Sarantidis, Candidate Doctor of Museology, and from the Museum the members Eleftheria Papakosta, Educator, and Elena Selioni, Biologist.
Kalampaka, 4 December 2018