Research & Evaluation

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“Build it and they will come!”

Will they? Will it work? Are we doing it right? How do we know..?

I can help you conduct research and evaluation into galleries, exhibitions, learning projects, programmes and partnerships to uncover the most effective ways of connecting new and existing audiences with your collections, themes and stories.

Through devising key questions and specific measures of success I can work with you to focus your line of enquiry and get to the heart of just what it is you want to find out. Through a range of bespoke tools, including surveys, consultation, desk research, observation, workshops and creative experiments, I can help you identify the needs and motivations of your audiences, assess the best approaches for future activity, and evaluate the success of existing provision.


Recent projects

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National Maritime Museum: Collections Storiesevaluating audience development through national-regional object loans and associated programming

Wellcome Collection Рdeveloping an audience-focused Evaluation Framework and evaluating the Partner Schools programme 

Arts Council England: Artsmark – evaluation of the Artsmark process (in association with Flow)

Curriculum research and mapping

National Portrait Gallery and Tees Valley Museums: Museum in your Classroom impact study

National Maritime Museum: Endeavour – formative evaluation (in association with Flow)

Culture24:  Let’s Get Real – action research mentor

Arts friendly archives – audience development evaluation (in association with Flow)

National Portrait Gallery: Making a Mark – feasibility study