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CAREapy: Expanding COVES to Art Museums

The Collaboration for Ongoing Visitor Experience Studies (COVES) is designed to unite museums in systematically collecting audience-level data with a focus on institutional and field-wide …

A Deeper Model of Community Co-Creation

Museums often talk about reaching out to communities, or co-creating with community members, for an exhibition or project. But often in these cases, the formula is lopsided in favor the …

CAREapy: Research With, Not On: Engaging in Authentic Collaboration with Communities

In 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, and the subsequent national and worldwide protests, along with too many other events to list, drew attention to systemic …

How the Delaware Art Museum is Centering Community Voices in Interpretive Planning

In 2018, the Delaware Art Museum (DelArt) began a radically inclusive approach to reinstallation planning, integrating community voices at every stage through focus groups, iterative …

Virtual Programs for Children—What Do Parents Want Now?

After of year of chaos, anguish, and reflection, the world is entering a new phase—perhaps “post-pandemic,” maybe the “new normal”—it will take a while to settle on the right label. Last …

Empathy Interventions: Mia Experiments with Cultivating Empathy in Museum Visitors

Can the visual arts foster empathy and understanding? From our experiences as art museum educators, we believe they can, but there is little empirical research to support this theory. So, …

Social Media Benchmarking: Evaluation Projects in Action at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Watch this recorded webinar in which the Cleveland Museum of Art shares how they undertook a dedicated exploration into new metrics for social media benchmarking upon the museum’s temporary …

Essential Evaluators: Answering COVID Questions

Essential Evaluators seeks to gather evaluators in a common space to dialogue, reflect, and support each other in a world upended by COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter protest movement. …

Using Local Data to More Fully Understand the Visitor Experience During COVID

At Thanksgiving Point Institute—a farm, garden, and museum complex in Lehi, Utah—we’ve been wondering how visitor agendas are changing during the current health crisis. Understanding …

Essential Evaluators: Let’s Keep Unlearning

Essential Evaluators seeks to gather evaluators in a common space to dialogue, reflect, and support each other in a world upended by COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter protest movement. …

Measuring the Social Impact of Museums: Call for Study Sites

At this pivotal time in history, advocating for museums, their staff, and their collections is more important than ever. To do that successfully, though, we need to be able to demonstrate …

Evaluating the Impact of Augmented and Virtual Reality

“I am perfectly astonished at the effect.” “The thrilling scenes therein depicted are beyond description.” “It is true and really wonderful.” These are reactions from visitors to the …
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Looking Ahead: Embracing Sustainability and Resiliency for a Better Tomorrow

Category: Environmental Sustainability
The United Nations (UN) Climate Week provides a platform for organizations which include museums and cultural institutions to come together to discuss how an understanding on environmental …

Telling overlooked stories at New-York Historical Society

Category: Education & Interpretation

The New-York Historical Society Museum and Library has announced a $140m expansion of its building on Central Park West. This will add more than 70,000 square feet of space to the …

Getty launches YouTube series for ‘art curious’ audiences

Category: Surveys & Reports

The Getty has launched a YouTube series called 'Becoming Artsy', available to stream weekly and hosted by the museum's senior creative producer Jessie Hendricks. 'Becoming Artsy' was …

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