BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Audience’

  • Conversations about inclusivity and accessibility have become common place within the museum community. Issues of inclusivity can take account of a variety of audiences with special needs: those with mobility limitations, deaf/hearing impaired, blind/visually impaired, developmental, cognitive, or learning disabilities, and on the autism spectrum. As many museums have realized over the past two decades, […]

  • Download webinar here What, exactly, did newspapers across the U.S. have to say about the Holocaust during World War II? Your collections may hold the answer! What Did We Know? Citizen History, Local Newspapers, and the Holocaust A digital project from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is turning to “citizen historians” to research how […]

  • Engaging with the millenial audience (also known as Generation Y) is one the most popular and perhaps most confusing topics in the history field right now. What does this group of young, internet-savvy, professionals want from a historic site visit or event? How can we create programs that fit their needs, budgets, and interests? What […]

  • Millennials are famously underrepresented in museum and historic site attendance and membership, and because of this, many museum professionals are working to better meet the needs of this audience. In this technical leaflet, Aleah Vinick and Rachel Abbott from the Minnesota Historical Society share their experiences with engaging the millennial audience at their institution. They […]

  • We all realize how much technology impacts our daily lives, but what about our historical organizations? And how will it continue to effect the history field in the future? Tim Grove’s latest History Bytes column discusses two recent reports that tackle the topic of technology in the future: the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report, Museum […]

  • Did you know we offer recordings from many of our past webinars online to download and stream, and that some are even free? These are a great way to take a virtual “class” from an expert and to learn about topics that matter to you and your organization! From fundraising to creating collections policies to […]

  • Check out which museums and sites have used Visitors Count! to better understand what people expect, need, and want when visiting―and what will bring them back! Visitors Count! is a visitor research program that provides the answers you need to be a high performing and thriving museum, historic house or site. With Visitors Count! you receive […]

  • Annotated Bibliography Audience Research and Evaluation in History Museums and Related Institutions   Getting Started with Evaluation Diamond, Judy, Michael Horn, and David H. Uttal. 2016. Practical Evaluation Guide: Tools for Museums and Other Settings, third edition. Rowman & Littlefield/AASLH. This comprehensive, step-by-step guide to conducting evaluation provides museum practitioners with basic concepts and tools needed […]

  • All of us want more people to visit and become involved in our site. The five technical leaflets in this bundle do just that! Attracting the underserved segments of your community to your museum as visitors, members, and donors could begin with TL 265 and TL 263. These two case studies focus on how to […]

  • This workshop provides a broad overview of public programming and exhibits with a focus on active learning. Seasoned educators will direct conversations about museum education and the role of museum educators. Through interactive activities and case studies, participants will gain knowledge and tools for a wide range of relevant topics, including audience types, volunteer management […]