Utah Arts Council

Log Number: MG-245336-OMS-20

In partnership with the Thanksgiving Point Institute, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums will conduct a collaborative Measurement of Museum Social Impact project to measure short-term indicators that have been found to lead to long-term outcomes of strengthened relationships, improved health and wellbeing, meaningful learning and engagement, and deeper intercultural competency. They will recruit a project manager and identify and train 30 partner museums to host the study. The host museums and the project manager will recruit study subjects, collect and analyze data, and conduct formative evaluation to understand their experiences. The team will publish and broadly share the data and a toolkit through regional museum association communication channels, presentations at symposia and conferences, and professional journal publications.