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Museum fatigue

Museum fatigue is a state of physical or mental fatigue caused by the experience of exhibits in museums and similar cultural institutions. The collection of phenomena that characterize museum fatigue was first described in 1916,[1] and has since received widespread attention in popular and scientific contexts.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Gilman, Benjamin Ives (1916). "Museum Fatigue". The Scientific Monthly. 2 (1): 62–74. JSTOR 6127.
  2. ^ Bitgood, Stephen (2009). "Museum Fatigue: A Critical Review". Visitor Studies. 12 (2): 93–111. doi:10.1080/10645570903203406.
  3. ^ Adams, Stephen (2009). "Ashmolean Museum redesigned to combat 'museum fatigue'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Enough with the 'Wow!' already! How to avoid museum fatigue". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 29 May 2017.