We’re a social research firm for the cultural sector.

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

Yes, foundations are still funding arts, culture, and community!
Peter Linett
May 17, 2019

Across the U.S., foundations are rethinking how they fund culture and the arts. Some are pulling out. But some are becoming even more creative and collaborative.We’re excited to have recently started four new studies, all of them tied to how foundations...

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Welcome to our newest employee, Aparna Hariprasad!
Jen Benoit-Bryan, PhD
May 08, 2019

I’m so pleased to share that we recently welcomed Aparna Hariprasad as the newest member of our team at Slover Linett. Aparna is a Research Coordinator at the firm, providing crucial direct support to project teams for both qualitative and quantitative...

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AAM 2019: See you in Nawlins!
Nancy Plaskett
May 03, 2019

Each year I look forward to reconnecting with museum colleagues, meeting new people, getting inspired, and having fun at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) conference. This year, I’ll be joined by our president, Peter Linett,and we are both excited...

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How Community Orchestras Fill In the Rest
Matthew Jenetopulos
April 26, 2019

I play in the South Shore Orchestra, a small community orchestra in Northwest Indiana that performs at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso. You’ve probably never heard of us, and that’s exactly the point. The SSO is made up of a mix of professional,...

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One Kind of Arts Participation We Don’t Get to Study (But Would Love To)
Nancy Plaskett
April 17, 2019

I have been an avid reader my entire life. I continue to be a proud member of two book clubs, where I am challenged by my fellow readers to open my mind, learn about cultures (even the ugly aspects), and evolve my thinking about what is fair...

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Inspiration, Restoration & Creativity: How Cultural Institutions Serve Artists
Michelle Ernst, PhD
April 11, 2019

This summer, Cory Garfin and I had the pleasure of conducting qualitative research at a NYC museum. We observed and interviewed its visitors and found that many of the people we met were either professional artists or were connected to art as an educator,...

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Followed by @ShiraleeH's equally sharp talk on how #art & #artists have changed visitors' mental maps about #climatechange @agotoronto. The #AnthropoceneProject artists were aiming for revelation, not confrontation...and per the evaluation, it worked pretty deeply.

"Across the U.S., #foundations are rethinking how they fund #culture & the #arts. Some are pulling out. But some are becoming even more creative & #collaborative." @PLinett shares several new studies that we are excited to support: #audienceresearch

Packed house for empathy & social change panel at #AAM2019. @Museums_Nerd on empathy tours @artsmia: establishing a shared space, building in multiple modes of expression. Fascinating methods for measuring empathy.

Packed house for empathy & social change panel at #AAM2019. @Museums_Nerd on empathy tours @artsmia: establishing a shared space, building in multiple modes of expression. Fascinating methods for measuring empathy.

Great to see some of our partners at #AAM2019 during the DAM/PRAM reception! @NaplesBotanical @IolaniPalaceHI @FieldMuseum @pennmuseum @SloverLinett

This afternoon, flying into #NOLA for #AAM2019, I heard Paul Simon in my head as this beautiful landscape passed below: "The Mississippi delta, shining like a National guitar..." See you soon, #museum cronies...

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