One of the values I hold dear is that research conducted in our field should benefit the field. That's why I freely share the results of my research, particularly here, via The Data Museum.
We need to understand how museums improve lives. Help with human endeavors. Inspire and spark curiosity. Promote family connections in a world that is full of distractions. Contribute to our health and wellness. Help us make meaning in a complex world.
We need to do a better job of connecting museum experiences to these outcomes, making a case that not only are museums engaging, but they are critical to the well-being of all of as as individuals, communities, and a society.
This is the work that I do. One sample at a time.
But I need YOUR help to continue this critical research. I can only field this work when museums join together to provide not only a source for samples, but also minimal funding that I use to purchase broader population samples and push research deeper.
So please, if you value my work, and want to see more of it in the coming year, join the 2018 Annual Survey of Museum-Goers.
For your museum's $1,000 fee,* you'll receive your museum's custom results from the 2018 survey, including:
To enroll, simply fill out this short enrollment form.
For more information, please see this informational PDF, or get in touch with me at susie (at) wilkeningconsulting (dot) com.
*$1,000 fee applies to museums that launch their survey in January or February 2018; the fee increases to $3,000 for museums that launch March 1 or later.
I respectfully acknowledge that I live and work on the traditional lands of the Duwamish people. I thank them for the care of this land, and I endeavor to help museums bring forward a more complete and inclusive history and culture in their work.