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Exhibition Layout and Visitor Movement in Science Museums

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Exhibition Layout and Visitor Movement in Science Museums. / Wineman, Jean; Peponis, John; Dalton, Ruth; Dalton, Nick; Flaningam, Tara; Wilson, Andre A.

Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002.

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Harvard

Wineman, J, Peponis, J, Dalton, R, Dalton, N, Flaningam, T & Wilson, AA 2002, Exhibition Layout and Visitor Movement in Science Museums. Georgia Institute of Technology.

APA

Wineman, J., Peponis, J., Dalton, R., Dalton, N., Flaningam, T., & Wilson, A. A. (2002). Exhibition Layout and Visitor Movement in Science Museums. Georgia Institute of Technology.

Vancouver

Wineman J, Peponis J, Dalton R, Dalton N, Flaningam T, Wilson AA. Exhibition Layout and Visitor Movement in Science Museums. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002.

Author

Wineman, Jean ; Peponis, John ; Dalton, Ruth ; Dalton, Nick ; Flaningam, Tara ; Wilson, Andre A. / Exhibition Layout and Visitor Movement in Science Museums. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002.

Bibtex

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RIS

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