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.
The research was conducted through questionnaires with exhibition visitors and event participants, and semi-structured interviews with project partners and key stakeholders. I coordinated a team of volunteers from Sheffield Hallam University and Museums Sheffield to conduct the fieldwork with members of the public.
The project was led by Museums Sheffield in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Cathedral and Site Gallery, and project originators Sebastien Montabonel and Mark Doyle. The internal evaluation report, sits alongside Louisa Buck’s published paper which explores the discussions and debates which took place at the Going Public Summit.