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Job vacancy: VSG Admin

VISITOR STUDIES GROUP ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT Fixed annual fee of £5000 pro-rata, with separate expenses. This is a freelance appointment and can be based anywhere in the United Kingdom A description of the role and the person specification can be found here:  VSG Admin Job Advert . To apply for this position, please send a CV and covering letter outliningMore

Visitor Studies Group Mentorship Programme Launched!

Who are VSG? The Visitor Studies Group is a volunteer-run membership organisation that aims to promote dialogue, facilitate debate and provide high quality training to support the professional development of those working in or engaging with audience research, evaluation, audience development, learning, community engagement and more in the cultural sector. What is the mentorship programme?More

Virtual Tea with VSG (2 June 2020)

Tea with VSG Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, 3-4pm via Zoom  Join us for an informal hour of conversation over tea/coffee. We will be discussing as a group burning questions about the current situation and visitor studies more generally as well as provide support and direction to participants. We will also be listening to your needsMore

2020 Conference – tickets on sale!

  We are delighted to open our 2020 conference for booking. Co-Creating the Future: Participation and the Role of Visitor Studies will take place 5 & 6th March 2020 at the Museum of London. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite . Over two days, we will explore, interrogate and understand how emerging research and evaluation around participatoryMore

2020 conference bursary opportunity!

Each year the Visitor Studies Group offers one bursary to support one person to attend our annual conference. This year we are offering one full (two-day) ticket for the conference plus £100 towards travel and accommodation. We are welcoming applications now. To apply, we ask that you send us one or two paragraphs demonstrating whyMore

Visitor Studies Group Conference 2020

  We are delighted to announce the call for papers for our annual conference 2020. The topic of our 2020 conference is Co-Creating the Future: Participation and the Role of Visitor Studies. The conference will take place at the Museum of London, March 5th & 6th, 2020. Over these two days, we will explore, interrogateMore

Big data toolkit

As part of the VSG 2018 Conference, ‘Big Data, Big Opportunities’, delegates were invited to contribute ideas to a ‘Big Data Toolkit’.  We have compiled notes collected from the conference into the toolkit, which we are sharing with VSG members.  This includes examples of ‘big’ and ‘bigger’ data used in the sector, examples of ‘bigMore

Masterclass -Commissioning audience research: a practical guide

23 January 2019, 15:00 – 17:30, Dana Research Centre and Library, Science Museum Tickets are free for Visitor Studies Group members or cost £30 for non-members and £20 for independent freelancers or students. Book via Eventbrite . The amount of audience research that the museums, culture and tourism sectors commission from external evaluators and agencies is everMore

Conference 2019: Bursary opportunity

  *** The deadline for this bursary has been extended to Friday 25th January*** At VSG we always like to support the visitor studies community where we can, and we are pleased to once again offer a conference bursary, which will cover the cost of one person to attend the conference for both days. To applyMore

#VSGConf19 tickets on sale!

Tickets for the Visitor Studies Group conference, 2019, have been released. Book via Eventbrite . ***Use discount code ERLYBRD for 10% off before 18th January.*** “Visitor studies: reflecting the wider world, advocating for change?” March 7th and 8th, 2019, National Gallery, London As visitor studies practitioners seeking to understand the broad identities of our visitors, how canMore

Networking drinks – Sept 2018

Please join us on Tuesday 11th September at the Somers Town Coffee House from 6.30-8pm for networking drinks. Meet members of the committee and other audience researchers to discuss the latest happenings in the world of visitor studies as well as ideas for #VSGConf19’s  call for papers . If you are planning on attending, please email:  m.hobson@nhm.ac.uk  so we canMore

#VSGConf19 – Call for Papers

We are delighted to open up submissions for our 2019 conference: “Visitor studies: reflecting the wider world, advocating for change?” Taking place March 7th and 8th at the National Gallery London, we are looking for sessions that explore, interrogate and understand how emerging trends – especially those borne from audience research both within and outside theMore

‘Big data, big opportunities?’ – Reflections

  This year’s VSG Conference, ‘Big data, big opportunities?’ took place March 8th and 9th in London’s Natural History Museum.  Our bursary recipient, Elena Trimarchi, reflects on a busy two days: The theme of this year’s conference was Big Data. One of the things that most struck me was the variety of the speakers’ backgrounds:More

Conference 2018

  ***Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite .*** The full programme is available for download here:  VSG Conference 2018 Programme . In visitor studies, we are constantly striving to respond to an ever-changing socio-political landscape. We are frequently tasked with helping our organisations understand and support evidence-informed decision making, in response to these often complex areas. As populations and communitiesMore

Conference 2018: Call for Papers

  We are excited to announce the theme for our 2018 annual conference and issue our call for papers . The theme will be: ‘Big data, big opportunities?’ In visitor studies, we are constantly striving to respond to an ever-changing socio-political landscape. We are frequently tasked with helping our organisations understand and support evidence-informed decision making, in responseMore

Bursary applications open!

Applications for the 2017 Alison James Professional Development Bursary are now open.  In 2017 the VSG annual bursary will provide financial assistance to those in the early stages of their career to provide support and encouragement in their professional development. The closing date for applications this year is Monday 8 May 2017. Applicants will be expectedMore