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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, Seattle, WA

Marley Steele-Inama, Chair-Elect
Director of Audience Research and Evaluation
Denver Zoo, Denver, CO

Christine Reich, Past Chair
Director of Exhibit Development and Conservation
Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Amanda Krantz, Secretary
Senior Associate
Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. Alexandria, VA

Juli Goss, Excellence in Exhibition Judge
Research Associate
Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Elee Wood, Membership Committee Lead
Associate Professor and Public Scholar
IUPUI School of Education and The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

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

Emily Craig, Events Committee Lead
Research Associate
Randi Korn & Associates, Inc., Alexandria, Va.

Elizabeth Kunz Kollmann, Professional Development Committee Lead and National Program Committee Representative
Senior Project Manager, Research & Evaluation
Museum of Science, Boston, MA