Museum of Science
Log Number: MA-40-19-0277-19
The Museum of Science, Boston will integrate inclusive and culturally-responsive practices into its ongoing evaluation work. The museum's Research & Evaluation department will lead the project, which will include professional development workshops conducted by external evaluators for museum staff followed by mini-experiments to allow participants to practice what they've learned. The project is prompted by recent literature suggesting that many of the currently employed methodological frameworks for research and evaluation are inherently biased in ways that do not support the goal of broadening participation of underrepresented audiences. The museum will produce a position paper that outlines how it will sustain the integration of inclusive and culturally responsive evaluation practices into its work as well as training materials that can be used by staff after the project ends.