- This year's Visitor Studies Group conference confronted a difficult question increasingly being asked of cultural institutions across the UK and beyond. In March 2017 we met to tackle the issue head on.
- — VisitorStudiesGroup (@visitorstudies)Mon, Mar 20 2017 09:15:23Only two sleeps until our conference! We reckon it is going to be a fun couple of days. Follow the action using #VSGconf17.
- — VisitorStudiesGroup (@visitorstudies)Tue, Mar 21 2017 10:45:30#VSGconf17 is tomorrow! We can't wait to get the conversation started. What are you most looking forward to discussing/tackling?
- We returned to the Royal Geographical Society in London - a great venue!
- Anoushka Kenley of New Philanthropy Capital kicked off proceedings. She offered insights gained from working in the third sector, highlighting the four pillar approach to measurement used by NPC, and Theory of Change modelling.
- — Marie Hobson (@mchobson)Wed, Mar 22 2017 10:23:58Anoushka Kenley highlights the importance of making a cup of tea to make ppl feel welcome. My favourite evaluation finding ever! #VSGconf17
- — Marie Hobson (@mchobson)Wed, Mar 22 2017 10:34:43
- — Helen Featherstone (@HFeatherstone)Wed, Mar 22 2017 10:41:52More info on NPC's Four Pillars #vsgconf17 http://www.thinknpc.org/publications/npcs-four-pillar-approach/ …
- — VisitorStudiesGroup (@visitorstudies)Wed, Mar 22 2017 10:51:04
- Up next was Catherine Bradley of The Audience Agency. They used the New Economics Foundation Five Ways to Wellbeing to measure the impact of volunteering on health and wellbeing.
- — Marie Hobson (@mchobson)Wed, Mar 22 2017 11:37:05Five ways to mental wellbeing: connect, be active, take notice, keep learning & give #VSGconf17 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/five-ways-to-mental-wellbeing …
- — Karl Greenwood (@Karl_Appetite)Wed, Mar 22 2017 11:43:08Interesting approach to measuring wellbeing of volunteers #VSGconf17 https://twitter.com/hfeatherstone/status/844513339531280384 …
- — VisitorStudiesGroup (@visitorstudies)Wed, Mar 22 2017 11:48:11
- Next up was Emma Morioka of Historic Royal Palaces alongside Lucy Hellier (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) and Hugh Hope-Stone (Hope-Stone Research) to talk about a variety of projects they have undertaken and the range of strategies used to evaluate the impact on the health and wellbeing of their participants. Not one method fits all!
- — Karl Greenwood (@Karl_Appetite)Wed, Mar 22 2017 12:24:38Good advice from @HRP_palaces about working with the right partners to find out the right things that are right for you #VSGconf17 https://twitter.com/sheena_muncie/status/844523657464594433 …
Visitor Studies Group conference 2017
”Measuring up”: ways of capturing social value and more intangible outcomes