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

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...

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;

Purpose: The emerging question (6 Ps of Experience Design)
Peter Linett
August 19, 2019

Not long ago, it wasn’t considered necessary to ask “why?” Museums, the arts, and other nonprofit cultural enterprises were an assumed good, self-evidently valuable and categorically worth participating in. Culture was an end in itself. Today, though…

The unifying sensibility: Personality (6 Ps of Experience Design)
Peter Linett
August 16, 2019

Most museum and arts professionals think of personality as something that enlivens and humanizes an organization’s brand, a flavoring to be added to the message. Few treat it as a unifying principle of experience design. Yet this last P in our framework may be the most important…

Promises & positioning (6 Ps of Experience Design)
Peter Linett
August 14, 2019

Is marketing part of the museum or arts experience? From the audience member’s point of view, yes. The promises your organization makes in its branding and communications — explicit and implicit — do more than get people in the door (or not)…


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@landay @macfound @knightfdn Sure. But we also have to be real about a) how information takes time to become knowledge and b) how institutions make decisions. Plus, we on the left would be wise to not spend our ammo on each other, when we fundamentally agree and are working toward the same ends...

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