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Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE)

The Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE) provides a forum for museum professionals who believe that understanding the visitor is an essential part of museum planning and operation, and disseminates information about systematic research and evaluation pertaining to museum audiences.

Awards and Fellowships

The annual Excellence in Exhibition Competition recognizes outstanding achievement in the exhibition format from all types of museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens and any other types of noncommercial institutions offering exhibitions to the public. The competition is the joint project of the following Alliance Professional Networks (PNs): Curators Committee (CurCom), the National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME), the Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE) and the Education Committee (EdCom).

Fellowships are available for CARE members to attend the Alliance's Annual Meeting. The award covers basic conference registration, invitation to the Fellowship Breakfast, tickets to attend certain networking events and a travel stipend.  

Leadership

Angie Ong, Chair
Principal
Spotlight Impact, Portland, OR

Marley Steele-Inama, Chair-Elect
Research and Evaluation Manager
Denver Zoo

Christine Reich, Past Chair
Manager of Research and Evaluation
Museum of Science, Boston

Amanda Krantz, Secretary
Senior Research Associate
Lifelong Learning Group, Columbus, Ohio

Juli Goss, Treasurer
Research Assistant
Museum of Science, Boston

Elee Wood, Membership Committee Lead
IUPUI School of Education, Indianapolis

Melissa Wadman, Online Engagement Committee Chair Lead
Manager of Program Evaluation
Smithsonian Center for Learning & Digital Access, Washington, DC

Amanda Krantz, Events Committee Lead
Research Associate
Randi Korn & Associates, Inc., Alexandria, Va.

Scott Pattison, Special Projects Committee Lead
Research & Evaluation Strategist
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland  

Elizabeth Kunz Kollmann, Professional Development Committee Lead
Senior Research & Evaluation Associate
Museum of Science, Boston