April Award and Student Scholar Winners
Please join us in recognizing new VSA members and up and coming professionals in the field on Wednesday, July 15 before the conference's Opening Event.
This year's April Award recipient is Joseph Schantz, Museum Evaluator at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Student Scholars include:
Jason Allen, Michigan State University; Sarah May, Harvard Graduate School of Education; and Catherine Dornfeld, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Come learn more about these great professionals and welcome them to the field and to VSA!
VSA Conference, July 14-18
The VSA conference is flexible to meet your needs. Attend the conference, the conference plus workshops, or just a workshop! Half and full day workshops are available.
Journal and Archive
Visitor Studies: Theory, Research, and Practice
Visitor Studies is the peer-reviewed research journal of the Visitor Studies Assoication, now published by Taylor and Francis. Appearing bi-annually, Visitor Studies publishes high-quality articles, focusing on visitor research, visitor studies, evaluation studies, and research methodologies. The Journal also covers subjects related to museums and out-of-school learning environments, such as zoos, nature centers, visitor centers, historic sites, parks and other informal learning settings.
A primary goal for Visitor Studies is to be an accessible source of authoritative information within the visitor studies field that provides both theoretical and practical insights of relevance to practitioners and scholars. As a secondary goal, Visitor Studies aims to develop its reputation as an international publication.
Contributors to the Journal share their research procedures and findings with practitioners and other researchers. Original and review articles present a forum for new data and provide practical and useful conclusions. Material found in Visitor Studies contributes to the ongoing progress and development of the field.
The journal is a benefit of membership: become a member today to receive the journal in print or electronic format. See the Taylor and Francis website for the table of contents for the current journal.
If you are a member, access the online journal through your Membership login! If you want to gain online access, join today!
VSA Publications Archive