Adventures in Evaluating Participatory Exhibits: An In-Depth Look at the Memory Jar Project
JUNE 25, 2014
Two years ago, we mounted one of our most successful participatory exhibits ever at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History: Memory Jars. Two years later, this project is still one of the most fondly remembered participatory experiences at the museum--by visitors and staff. THE RESEARCH The challenge, of course, was to figure out how to evaluate the experience in a way that would help us identify the power of the project. A man walks into a museum. He shares a story.