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We use rigorous research & evaluation methods to shine new light on how people connect to the arts, museums, media, science, stories, ideas, creativity, and community. And how they could connect.

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The research has the capacity to be transformational for the O’Keeffe Museum. Slover Linett took the time to listen, understand our needs, and integrate their work with another consultant team… As a result, the staff is eager to develop and implement experimental programs to attract and retain new audiences. Peter and his team are not only experts in audience research; they are experienced, thoughtful, and sophisticated partners who are willing to think with my team.”

Robert A. Kret

Former Director, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

News & Notes

Columbus who? Considering the narrative on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Ashley Ann Wolfe
October 11, 2019

Since 1937, the United States has recognized the second Monday in October as Columbus Day, honoring the man who, in 1492, sailed the ocean blue and “discovered” America. Pop quiz! Can you name his ships? If you answered yes, you were likely taught about the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria in grade school like most who came up through the American school system. But what was probably omitted in this selective education…

What does it mean to be “doing the work”? Our team is starting
Nancy Plaskett
September 30, 2019

At Slover Linett, we’ve had social justice work on the brain for quite some time now. For anyone who is on the same journey, you know it isn’t easy. Our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) process is being led by a committee of the staff, including me, and dedicated sub-groups have been grappling…

Taking a stand is a tradeoff, but a smart one
Peter Linett
September 23, 2019

Like a lot of us, I’ve been thinking lately about advocacy and change, inspired most recently by the millions of people in 185 countries who participated in the youth-led Climate Strike last week…

ASTC 2019: Let’s talk moonshots in Toronto
Jen Benoit-Bryan, PhD
September 12, 2019

I’m so pleased to be joining my colleagues from across the world in a few weeks at the Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC) in Toronto. This year’s conference theme is Moonshots: Rendezvous with the Future, and there are many sessions inspired by moonshots that tackle…

Healing through creativity
Aparna Hariprasad
September 05, 2019

In my time living in Seattle, I stumbled into the world of arts for social change: I started working with Path with Art, a local nonprofit which provides arts classes for adults who have experienced homelessness and other traumas. On a daily basis, I was able to see how transformational the ability to freely think, connect, and express can be.

Welcome to our newest Researcher, Emily Bray!
Tanya Treptow, PhD
August 28, 2019

I’m excited to welcome Emily Bray as our newest collaborator and teammate at Slover Linett!  In her position as Researcher, Emily will play an important role in both implementing a wide variety of research approaches and creating meaning out of complex data.  As a trained community psychologist, Emily is well prepared for this work;


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@ninaksimon Agreed! We've been aching over this story @sloverlinett. One telling detail: @PardonMyHindi's artwork was for an "educational exhibit" supplementing the show, and education is historically disempowered at #artmuseums. Would an artist *in* the show have been treated that way?

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It's geat to see @robertrhammond sharing the progress in the diversity of @highlinenyc visitors from @SloverLinett tracking research at the #highlinenetwork conference launch. What a great opening session!

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