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CARE-apy: Discussing Data Collection Methods

Watch this recorded CARE-apy session where we explore numerous evaluation methods that you can use to understand a variety of things, including: Information that will help you make …

Family Interactive Spaces: Are They Necessary or Just Nice?

Cultivating a strong family audience is critical for museums, and as practitioners we use many different strategies to do this, including special family days and festivals, workshops, …

CARE-apy: Crafting Evaluation Questions

Every day we ask a multitude of questions in our personal and professional lives, from the simple to the complex. What time is it? How are you feeling today? One would think creating …

How a Rapid-Response Pop-Up Inspired New Notions of Audience and Community

The events of 2020 and 2021 forced museums to innovate in ways and at a speed that would have been unthinkable prior. Our hope is that 2022 brings about a time of reflection, where we take …

Why Well-Being Is at the Heart of Museum Experiences

For nearly half a century, I have been thinking and theorizing about museum experiences—why people use museums, what they do during those experiences, and what they take away, including the …

Museum Goers and the Pandemic

This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Presented by: Wilkening Consulting and AAM Transcript CommPartners Christina: All right, we’re good …

Rethinking Experience Design for a New Reality

This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Presented by: The AAM Professional Networks – Committee on Audience research & Evaluation and …

The Future of Museum Evaluation after COVID‐19

This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. How will the COVID‐19 pandemic impact the ways we conduct research and evaluation? Join evaluators in …

CARE-apy: Psychological Science and the Visitor Experience

When visitors leave a museum, in what ways are they different than when they walked in? What intellectual connections did visitors make with the ideas and artifacts with which they …

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 …
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