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Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE)

The Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE) provides a forum for museum professionals who believe that understanding the visitor is an essential part of museum planning and operation, and disseminates information about systematic research and evaluation pertaining to museum audiences.

Awards and Fellowships

The annual Excellence in Exhibition Competition recognizes outstanding achievement in the exhibition format from all types of museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens and any other types of noncommercial institutions offering exhibitions to the public. The competition is the joint project of the following Alliance Professional Networks (PNs): Curators Committee (CurCom), the National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME), the Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE) and the Education Committee (EdCom).

Fellowships are available for CARE members to attend the Alliance's Annual Meeting. The award covers basic conference registration, invitation to the Fellowship Breakfast, tickets to attend certain networking events and a travel stipend.  


Marley Steele-Inama, Chair
Director of Audience Research and Evaluation
Denver Zoo, CO

Sarah Cohn, Chair-Elect
Senior Evaluation and Research Associate
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Association Manager
Visitor Studies Association, Grandville, MI

Angie Ong, Past Chair & National Program Committee Representative
Spotlight Impact, Seattle, WA

Amanda Krantz, Secretary
Senior Associate
Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. Alexandria, VA

Susan Foutz, Excellence in Exhibition Judge
Director of Research & Evaluation
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, IN

Elee Wood, Membership Committee Lead
Associate Professor and Public Scholar
IUPUI School of Education and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, IN

Emily Craig, Events Committee Lead
Docent Council Coordinator
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

Marcus A. Harshaw, Jr., Professional Development Committee Lead
Director, Program Development & Evaluation
Cincinnati Museum Center & National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, OH