Evaluation & Research

Flying Scotsman season, National Railway Museum

The return of the Flying Scotsman to the National Railway Museum in 2016 was accompanied by a major programme of activity including an immersive experience and an exhibition. I was commissioned to evaluate the season from the perspectives of the visitors and key stakeholders. 

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Going Public project evaluation, Museums Sheffield

I was commissioned by Museums Sheffield to evaluate the Going Public project. The project brought four major private collections from across Europe to Sheffield for a series of exhibitions across five city centre venues. The evaluation explored the major aims of the project, highlighting key successes and identifying areas for development.

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Great Art Quest project evaluation, Children & The Arts

I have conducted the independent evaluation of the Great Art Quest since 2014 to measure the impact of project and its operational effectiveness. The project introduces primary school children to the visual arts by bringing together schools, local galleries, professional artists and storytellers.

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SLAMbassadors project advocacy and evaluation, The Poetry Society

SLAMbassadors is the longest running spoken word education programme in the UK. The Poetry Society leads this annual programme which includes workshops with schools and informal groups, performances and INSET training. In 2015 I was commissioned to produce a public facing advocacy document about the project, and the following year I conducted an evaluation of the project.

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Sound Schools project evaluation, National Media Museum

The National Media Museum ran the Sound Schools project to engage schools from disadvantaged areas with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).  I was commissioned to evaluate the project in order to help the museum develop future activities for their new schools programme and displays for the museum.

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Playing Trains exhibition evaluation, National Railway Museum

Playing Trains was an interactive exhibition about childhood fascination with trains, at the National Railway Museum in summer 2015. It was aimed at a family audience, particularly those with preschool children. The Museum already had a dedicated playspace for this age group, but this was the first time that they had generated an interactive exhibition for this age group, so they were keen to evaluate the experience.

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Visitor research project, National Media Museum

The National Media Museum in Bradford wanted to test some ideas for future developments with their existing visitors. I worked with consultant Eric Hildrew to deliver two focus groups with adults, exploring their initial reactions to the suggested plans.

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