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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

Welcome to our new Research Coordinator, Matthew Jenetopulos!
Jen Benoit-Bryan, PhD
March 21, 2019

I’m delighted to share that we’ve welcomed Matthew Jenetopulos as Slover Linett’s new Research Coordinator. As a Research Coordinator, Matt will provide crucial support to project teams across the full range of the firm’s research and strategy...

The grandparent generation wants to have fun too (and they have time!)
Michelle Ernst
March 15, 2019

Cultural organizations oriented toward children, like zoos, science centers, and natural history museums, often seek to deepen engagement with families by offering adult social activities, often on weekend evenings. These activities frequently...

How Arts Engagement is Changing, In 15 Headlines
Peter Linett
March 09, 2019

I have more browser tabs open than is strictly healthy. But sometimes they tell the story of cultural evolution more vividly and concisely than any abstract argument. At the least, they’re a kind of prose poem of what grabs my attention as a researcher of...

Welcome to Our New Website – And Let Us Know What You Think
Ashley Ann Wolfe
February 25, 2019

After more than a year of hard work, I’m so excited to finally be able to share with you our all-new, baked-from-scratch website. Peter and I, and really the whole team here at Slover Linett, are very grateful for the talented eye and brain of designer...

2 Big Goodbyes + 3 Great Promotions = A New Era
Peter Linett
February 22, 2019

This is hard for me to write, because it means acknowledging the sunsetting of two remarkable partnerships with two remarkable people. For the last fourteen years Cheryl and I have had the privilege of working closely with Sarah Lee and Chloe Chittick Patton, both of whom — in different and complementary ways — helped define…

Back to Baltimore, This Time for Surrealism and Symphonic Innovation
Jen Benoit-Bryan, PhD
February 20, 2019

All roads lead to Baltimore for me at the moment, with new research projects for two of our favorite east-coast clients: the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. For the BMA, I’m working with Nancy Plaskett to help the...


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We are thrilled to introduce y'all to the newest member of the @SloverLinett team, Matthew Jenetopulos! Please join us in welcoming Matt, & learn more about how he contributes to our #audienceresearch: @vvp317

Lots of takes here, eg @tanyatreptow: It’s all about *to what end?* Think about movie trailers that give everything away; they actually get people to watch those movies, perhaps by creating familiarity. So maybe video guides at an art museum would get people into those galleries.

This #newyorker cartoon nails our anxiety about technology replacing rather than deepening the "real" (i.e. live, unmediated) #museum experience. Plus our fear that visitors are increasingly passive. @NAEA @museweb @heychrisbarr #artstech @futureofmuseums

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