Year 2020, Volume 8 , Issue 1, Pages 100 - 124 2020-06-10

Capturing Museum Experience with Emotional Transfer Theory

Onur SELÇUK [1] , Meryem AKOĞLAN KOZAK [2]


In contemporary museology, visitor relations have become increasingly important. This has led museums to adopt a visitor-oriented approach. Although many aspects of visitor experiences are investigated in the literature, it is observed that emotional experiences are not explained in a comprehensive way. This study aims to discover the emotions that the artefacts in museums located in Eskisehir, Turkey arouse at the visitors. Initially, the museum websites were scanned and information about museums was obtained. Then, nine museums, which included artefacts in their collection that can transfer emotions with a specific theme, were chosen. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 127 participants who visited the chosen museums. The interviews evaluated the participants’ emotional status based on L. N. Tolstoy’s Theory of Emotional Transference. The themes of anti-mimicry, romanticism, expressionism, transference intensity and the emotions’ nature are derived from this theory. The overall finding is that museums can provide emotional transference apart from anti-mimicry and religious feelings. In addition, the results are important in terms of demonstrating the effect of the museum themes and the emotional statements of the artefacts on visitors.

Thematic Museums, Emotional Transference, Visitors, Eskisehir, Turkey
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Primary Language en
Subjects Hospitality Leisure Sport and Tourism
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-2818-2291
Author: Onur SELÇUK (Primary Author)
Institution: AKDENIZ UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF TOURISM
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-0577-1843
Author: Meryem AKOĞLAN KOZAK
Institution: ANADOLU UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : January 31, 2019
Acceptance Date : January 4, 2020
Publication Date : June 10, 2020

Bibtex @research article { ahtr599199, journal = {Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR)}, issn = {2147-9100}, eissn = {2148-7316}, address = {Akdeniz University, Tourism Faculty Dumlupınar Boulevard Post Code: 07058 Campus ANTALYA, TURKEY}, publisher = {Akdeniz University}, year = {2020}, volume = {8}, pages = {100 - 124}, doi = {10.30519/ahtr.599199}, title = {Capturing Museum Experience with Emotional Transfer Theory}, key = {cite}, author = {Selçuk, Onur and Akoğlan Kozak, Meryem} }
APA Selçuk, O , Akoğlan Kozak, M . (2020). Capturing Museum Experience with Emotional Transfer Theory . Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR) , 8 (1) , 100-124 . DOI: 10.30519/ahtr.599199
MLA Selçuk, O , Akoğlan Kozak, M . "Capturing Museum Experience with Emotional Transfer Theory" . Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR) 8 (2020 ): 100-124 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ahtr/issue/54821/599199>
Chicago Selçuk, O , Akoğlan Kozak, M . "Capturing Museum Experience with Emotional Transfer Theory". Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR) 8 (2020 ): 100-124
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ISNAD Selçuk, Onur , Akoğlan Kozak, Meryem . "Capturing Museum Experience with Emotional Transfer Theory". Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR) 8 / 1 (June 2020): 100-124 . https://doi.org/10.30519/ahtr.599199
AMA Selçuk O , Akoğlan Kozak M . Capturing Museum Experience with Emotional Transfer Theory. Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR). 2020; 8(1): 100-124.
Vancouver Selçuk O , Akoğlan Kozak M . Capturing Museum Experience with Emotional Transfer Theory. Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR). 2020; 8(1): 100-124.