Cultural Museums

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Washington, DC — The three-phased African Diasporic Audience Research Project we did was used to inform the Museum’s thinking and program planning about African diasporic audiences in the Washington DC area.

National Museum of American Indian

Washington, DC — We conducted Formative Evaluations to examine reactions to the concept and structure of an exhibit about treaties, installed for the Museum’s 10th anniversary. Collaboration with the design firm Reich + Petch. “Nation to Nation” was awarded Outstanding Excellence in Exhibits by AAM.

Ossabaw Island Foundation

Savannah, GA — PPDR did Audience Research to inform master planning, with the intent of selecting programmatic initiatives that balance public interest with limited impact on the site, for this remote island offering the history of early African American culture.

Louisiana Civil Rights Museum

New Orleans, LA — Front-End Research for a new museum about civil rights in Louisiana included Focus Groups in three cities investigating the interests and perceptions of whites separately, blacks separately, and mixed ethnic groups.

African Burial Ground

New York, NY — PPDR’s Front-end Research for exhibits for an interpretive center, included multi-site intercept interviews in New York City, and focus groups. We also conducted Formative Evaluation of proposed exhibit concepts using mock-ups at two very different museums. Collaboration with Amaze Design for the National Park Service.