Researchers have been investigating how people behave and learn with
relation to museums for three-quarters of century. The result is a growing
body of literature which documents why people go to museums and what
they do when they get there. In recent years, research has also begun
to reveal the long-term impact of a museum experience. This presentation
will review this research literature, focusing on studies which provide
insights into the similarities and differences between "real" and "virtual"