Tracking Visitor Experience
How does a historic site engage new and younger audiences on their own terms? You start by giving them a chance to explain precisely what works, what doesn’t work, and what might work in the current situation. And then you try out new modes of access.
As indicated in our review and author interview celebrating the publication of the Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums, (Left Coast Press, 2016), we are committed to highly innovative and granular methods of understanding the visitor experience. Authors Frank Vagnone and Deb Ryan have spend decades developing techniques for documenting individual experience in ways that are both fun and scientific. If you think your small museum or historic site could benefit from this kind of fresh and honest assessment, let’s talk.
— smallmuseums.ca (@smallmuseumsca) December 3, 2015
Are you striving to improve your online presence with more engaging content and design? Whether you’re starting a new project or hoping to step up existing programming with features like dynamic multimedia and social media content, feel free to contact us to brainstorm ideas to suit your needs. As seasoned grant-writers we are always looking to partner on potentially lucrative proposals.
If you’re a museum administrator or historian with an exhibition idea, we can provide you with complete exhibitions project management, from conception to final fit up. With our combination of curatorial, conservation, research and design expertise we can
■ help you find the money you need via grants and partnerships
■ produce labels, didactic panels, kiosks and web sites
■ assist with the selection, housing and transportation of original artifacts
We also set up partnerships and alternate venues as needed, to help you share costs and increase your reach.
There’s nothing like crayon technology for engaging young children. Click on the image below for downloadable colouring pages, made for our Bytown Days pavilion in August 2015.
We would love to make more of these, representing historic sites across Canada. If there’s a place you’d like to see have memorialized in a colouring page, donate $50 and we will share it with the world in our gallery. Contact us for details.