Gunston Hall Regents Fund, Inc.

Log Number: MA-10-19-0281-19

Gunston Hall will conduct audience research, front-end evaluation, and rapid prototyping to help design connected interactive learning areas that meet the changing needs of audiences of all ages. The Families in Focus project will use learnings from staff research on museum spaces, analysis of historic house visitor evaluation data, and visits to more than three dozen sites to better understand the potential for visitor experiences. The project team will research and prototype ways for visitors to engage in free play and guided inquiry within the mansion, garden, and kitchen yard. They will also develop interactives to make these spaces more intellectually accessible and engaging. The completion of rapid prototyping and formative evaluation will position the museum to engage in final fabrication and installation of the new interactives.