Shockey, Ingrid K.
NZ / New Zealand
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
This project aimed to provide recommendations to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa for its Natural Environment Zone renewal. We evaluated the current exhibitions and assessed the visitor experience through observations and interviews. We found that visitors enjoy eye-catching displays that promote emotional connections and hands-on involvement. We recommend that the renewal content focuses on aspects unique to New Zealand, maintains a connection between humans and the environment, and incorporates mātauranga Māori throughout. The results of this study support the museum’s approach to the renewal and highlight opportunities for further improvement.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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