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Author : Deborah Edwards
School/Work Place : University of Western Sydney, Australia
Contact : d.edwards@uws.edu.au
Year : 2004

This paper contributes to the debate by reporting on inital findings from a wider study of volunteers in museums and art museums that was designed to empirically explore volunteer motivation, expectations, values and commitment. The aim of the study was to expand the knowledge base regarding volunteer motivation to include a little researched area, museums and art museums, and to test existing motivational items. The study was conducted at three large cultural institutions located in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. The the time of the study there was a total of 674 volunteers actively involved in the three institutions. All volunteers were mailed a self-complete questionnaire. A total of 344 useable responses were received realising a response rate of 51%. The survey was predominantly quantitative but provided opportunities for qualitative clarification of responses.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Datesort
4 Think Tank XV The role of interpretation in mindfulness/mindlessness... file 2607 Jul 27, 2015

Cultural tourism is recently receiving increasing attention from southern African countries (The South African National Heritage and Cultural Tourism Strategy, 2012; Van Veuren, 2001). Cultural tourism is promoted as a local development stra...

Author: Haretsebe Manwa, Dudu Boemah & Emile Coetzee 

Year: 2015 

3 Think Tank XV Lifelong learning for guiding and interpretation file 1741 Jul 27, 2015

Scholarship on guiding and interpretation positions formal training as a central factor in guide instruction. Guide training operates in the area that mediates between personal characteristics, attitudes and knowledge of the guides and what ...

Author: Julia N. Albrecht & Trisha Dwyer 

Year: 2015 

» Think Tank IV It's Mostly About Me: Reasons why Volunteers contribut... file 2687 Oct 13, 2013

This paper contributes to the debate by reporting on inital findings from a wider study of volunteers in museums and art museums that was designed to empirically explore volunteer motivation, expectations, values and commitment. The aim of t...

Author: Deborah Edwards 

Year: 2004 

1 Think Tank IV Cultural Tourism as a Means for Sustainability in a Ma... file 2957 Oct 13, 2013

Tourism has become for many islands a means of social, economic and cultural development through the creation of jobs, raising standards of living and through the development of local resources for culture and heritage. Thus, many of these d...

Author: Chryso Panayidou 

Year: 2004 

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