We believe that people engage with cultural institutions at the midpoint in a conversation. They come together to think with and about material culture, values, and the roles they ascribe to these institutions as social actors. We explore the intersections between personal inquiry and the social purpose that cultural institutions seek to achieve through their work. When we think of cultural institutions, we include a broad range of organizations and associations. Institutions include informal learning organizations, like libraries, museums, and science centers, as well as professional associations and networks. We support cultural institutions and networks with social science research and synthesis to help their constituents succeed.
Association of Children’s Museums
American Alliance of Museums Direct Care Care Initiative
American Library Association – Public Programs Office: National Impacts of Library Public Programs Assessment, Libraries Transforming Communities, Thinking Money