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Who Counts? Grappling with Attendance as a Proxy for Impact

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For some institutions, like the MCA Denver, attendance is seen as a very poor measure of impact. But for almost all museums (even MCA Denver), attendance is correlated with impact in some way. We also focused this year on working with the countywide adult education agency to start an intergenerational science program at three senior centers throughout St. When you count attendance to your museum, do you include: people who eat in the cafe?

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Guest Post: Community and Civic Engagement in Museum Programs

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The Denver Art Museum has been leading the way with dynamic programs such as Untitled , which offers a variety of non-traditional encounters with art and the museum through participatory, multidisciplinary activities led by Denver’s creative community. We scaffold levels of participatory experiences at events that are intergenerational, multidisciplinary and appeal to different types of learners.

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