Psychological restoration, or restocking cognitive energy is generally associated with viewing nature. As Mastandrea states: “All scholars agree that contact with nature promotes several benefits (the recovery of central cognitive functions, the reduction of stress and the induction of positive emotions) that can be labeled as ‘psychological restoration’.” He believes that “that even a totally built and artificial environment can have a restorative potential” and reviews literature indicating that visits to art museums displaying art enjoyed by the visitor can be psy
Museums provide a space for patrons to think, reflect and ponder.
Johansson and his colleagues have studied how important music selection is when it is broadcast in areas where people are trying to concentrate.
Communicating through possessions has been popular since there have been possessions, but some people have always been able to “speak” louder in this way than others.
Bluyssen reviews the literature on human experience of indoor environments.
Can attention restoration theory tell us what exhibits will be restorative, pleasurable or preferred?
Accessibility and theme affect what is visited.
Kaiser, a principle with Perkins + Will, has integrated his own professional experiences with material from rigorous studies of effective (and ineffective) navigation tools to identify features of successful wayfinding systems.
The need for novel sensations influences modern art museum patronage.