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Museum Evaluation Resources

My post about Museum Evaluation:
http://museumplanner.org/museum-exhibition-design-part-vi/

Associations
AAM CARE Committee:
http://www.aam-us.org/resources/professional-networks/care
ILMS Museum Evaluation Resource Page:
https://www.imls.gov/research-evaluation/evaluation-resources
AAM Evaluation Resources for Museum Professionals (PDF):
http://www.aam-us.org/docs/default-source/professional-networks/evaluation-resources-for-museum-professionals.pdf

Research
Museum Evaluation Research Paper:
https://iaps.architexturez.net/system/files/pdf/1202bm1018.content.pdf
Five Minute Falk:
http://www.museumsontario.ca/newsarticle/publications/imuseum/pdf/RTAudienceResearch-FalkVisitorMotivationHandout.pdf

Museum Journals Including Museum Evaluation
http://slks.dk/fileadmin/user_upload/dokumenter/KS/institutioner/museer/Indsatsomraader/Brugerundersoegelse/Artikler/John_Falk_Understanding_museum_visitors__motivations_and_learning.pdf

Books
https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Evaluation-Guide-Educational-Association/dp/1442263547
https://www.amazon.com/Fostering-Active-Prolonged-Engagement-Exploratorium/dp/0943451590
https://www.amazon.com/Museum-Experience-Revisited-John-Falk/dp/1611320453

Museum Exhibit Evaluation

Museum Programming Evaluation

Best Practices
Smithsonian IPOP:
https://medium.com/@DigitalGov/the-smithsonians-ipop-exhibition-framework-lessons-for-a-human-centered-content-approach-8a395abae425
Smithsonian “The Making of Exhibitions”:
https://www.si.edu/Content/opanda/docs/Rpts2002/02.10.MakingExhibitions.Final.pdf
Museum Exhibit Framework PDF:
http://www.exhibitfiles.org/dfile2/ReviewWalkthrough/481/original/Framework1.pdf

Visitor Surveys

Narrative and Evaluation
https://australianmuseum.net.au/blogpost/museullaneous/the-role-of-narrative-in-museum-exhibitions

Sample Documents
Exploratorium Mapping Study

About Mark Walhimer

Mark is Managing Partner of Museum Planning, LLC, a museum planning and exhibition project management firm of interactive educational environments for Science Centers, Children's Museums and Natural History Museums. You can reach Mark at mark@walhimer.com.

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