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We help museums, arts organizations, science communicators, and cultural funders understand their participants and communities, experiment with new strategies for engagement, and connect more deeply to more people. First time visiting? Start here »

January 14, 2014


 » The Cultural Data Project (CDP) today released "New Data Directions for the Cultural Landscape: Toward a Better-Informed, Stronger Sector," a whitepaper by Sarah Lee and Peter Linett of Slover Linett. The paper offers an assessment of the state of data collection and use in the arts & culture sector and recommends a more strategic, coordinated approach to developing new information resources to improve the sector's performance, vitality, and public impact.  More »
October 01, 2013

Philadelphia Museum of Art Seeks Gallery Guidance from Slover Linett

 » One hundred years after the founding of our country, the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) opened its doors for the first time. Over a century later, the Museum still leads the way as the cultural centerpiece of our nation’s original capital. As the museum embarks on the creation and implementation of a new strategic plan to engage a 21st century audience, PMA turned to the expertise of Slover Linett to help them think through new ways of engaging visitors, starting first in its galleries. More »
March 14, 2014 | Nicole Baltazar


 » Last month, Coca-Cola aired its now-famous Super Bowl ad depicting people from various racial, ethnic, and cultural groups singing “America the Beautiful” together in different languages. Among the instant outpouring of polarized reactions to this ad rang much praise for its depiction of a multicultural America. Yet the ad provoked a slew of negative responses as well. Many of the ad’s detractors questioned whether this multicultural America could ever feel as cohesive as an America whose citizens speak a common language, and therefore have taken great strides toward assimilating into a common culture. More »
February 25, 2014 |

Reflection: Crowdsourcing comes to a museum near you

 » Crowdsourcing didn’t become a part of my lexicon until recently, and I realize I’m a bit late to the game.  I’ve since learned that Jeff Howe is credited with coining the term in a 2006 article in Wired magazine and ultimately wrote a book entitled Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business. Peter Linett interviewed Howe about the book as part of a panel at the 2009 AAM annual meeting and has written about crowdsourcing previously here on this blog.  More »
January 31, 2014 |


 » In a recent lunch conversation here at Slover Linett, my colleagues and I discussed how social desirability bias affects our research work and what we can do to minimize its impact.  530-863-1679
January 16, 2014 | Cheryl Slover-Linett


 » As we re-launch our blog this month, we’re divvying up the content into new categories, such as colloquies like Peter’s post last week and reflections like Sharisse’s this week. We’ll also be keeping you in the loop as our practice grows, via newsy announcements like this post. More »
January 14, 2014 |

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 » Two distinct perspectives regularly surface within the public discourse of arts nonprofits, and they are sometimes pitted against one another.  2899443661
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