It’s not a word we use loosely. Unlike some consultancies, we’re not a virtual collection of freelancers; we’re a team in every sense. We collaborate intensively on all our projects, weaving multiple perspectives, disciplines, and backgrounds together for a richer research fabric. In our Chicago office, the hum you hear is curiosity — our shared quest to understand how cultural engagement works and what it does for people, places, and communities.

Staff

Jen Benoit-Bryan, PhD

Vice President & Co-Director of Research
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Nancy Plaskett

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
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Tanya Treptow, PhD

Vice President & Co-Director of Research
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Ashley Ann Wolfe

Communications & Operations Manager
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Consultants & Advisors

Latest Tweets

"What does reading widely & wildly do to build #empathy & perhaps encourage individuals or groups into civic action & #service?"@n_plaskett ponders the potential opportunities for researching the impact of book clubs & #literature. #culturalresearch

I must visit! “It has been our experience that if empathy and dignity were at the core of our approach to addressing homelessness then we might think and dream of better solutions to address this global problem.” @SloverLinett

Alliance of Museums on Twitter

“"Our #museum has been called many things, but the one thing that I like to hear most is 'a walk in the shoes of someone experiencing homelessne...

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"University & college #museums run the gamut from those featuring contemporary #art & ancient relics used as teaching tools to world-class collections tackling groundbreaking projects." Congrats to our friends @ColbyMuseum on this mention in @nytimes: https://t.co/IvRI6KjbAf

"What makes a #cultural institution particularly likely to serve as a source of inspiration?" @michell86113013 reflects on recent research with a #museum that is seemingly serving as an oasis to both #artists & patrons alike: https://t.co/Z1LJGtodd6

Need inspiration before you cast your vote? Here is Archie looking properly studious: #averygoodboy #pupsofsloverlinett

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