Growing a Culture of Research in Museums
Forces of Change
Washington State Convention Center  Wednesday, May 21  10:15-11:30 a.m.     616 
A number of museum disciplines have established field-wide research agendas, most recently children’s museums. In this session, presenters will briefly outline the nature and importance of field-wide research and engage attendees in a discussion of key questions centered on family learning, community ecosystems and growing a culture of research in museums.

Session Format :    Idea Forum

Learner Outcomes

Tanya Andrews - Children's Museum of Tacoma

Putter Bert - KidsQuest Children's Museum

Victoria Garvin - Association of Children's Museums

Jessica Luke - University of Washington

Jessica Luke is Senior Lecturer with the Museology Graduate Program at University of Washington in Seattle. She brings over 15 years of museum experience, including serving as the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI). She serves on the Board of Directors of the Visitor Studies Association. Her research interests include museums and youth development, family learning, and parent involvement, and she is working on developing a research agenda for the f