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The Visitor Studies Group: Championing excellent visitor experiences

The latest news and upcoming events from The Visitor Studies Group (VSG)
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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

Conference 2018 – Keynotes

We are delighted to have two fantastic keynote speakers joining us at our annual conference in March 2018. Angie Judge, Chief Executive of  Dexibit , market leaders in musedata will discuss the opportunities big data offers for the cultural sector. Presenting provocations and insights from an international perspective, we will hear what that sector can gain from usingMore

Two VSG bursaries open for applications!

We have opened applications to two bursaries that we will be offering in 2018. The Alison James Professional Development Bursary  is open to students and early career professionals.  It provides funds of up to £500 to cover travel, conference registration fees or other related expenses that will further careers or research within visitor studies.  The deadline for applications is ThursdayMore

New VSG & GEM training events!

Training events in Scotland in October   ***Please note that due to low uptake we have been unable to proceed with the workshop scheduled for 16th October*** The Visitor Studies Group has partnered with GEM  to offer two training events in Scotland, ‘The Visitor Studies Survival Kit’. Presenting an overview of qualitative and quantitative research techniquesMore

A survey from VSG

  VSG Member and recent member consultation As a membership group which advocates for audience research, the VSG Committee thought it was time for us to conduct some research of our own to find out what our members and recent members think. In this short survey we invite you to tell us honestly where weMore

Committee member and helpers wanted!

*** UPDATE – this call has now closed.  Thank you to all who expressed interest.  We are looking forward to having new representative on board very soon. *** We are looking to recruit one Member and two Helpers to our committee . Are you passionate about visitor studies and audience research?  Would you like to helpMore

Conference reflections

This year, the Visitor Studies Group were happy to be able to offer a bursary to assist one person to attend our conference.  Louise Treble of Glasgow Museums was the deserving recipient and through the bursary was able to attend the full two day conference.  Louise has kindly summarised her experience of the conference: As theMore

Conference keynotes announced

We are very excited to announce our keynote speakers for our 2017 conference. Janice Lane , Director of Learning, Exhibitions and Digital Media at National Museum Wales and Anoushka Kenley of the  National Philanthropy Capital will both share their experience of, and expertise in, tacking the issues inherent in measuring social impact.  We are looking forward to hearing their cross-sectoral perspectives.

Masterclass places available

**Booking for this event is now closed – please keep an eye out for more masterclasses in the future** The Visitor Studies Group is running a special masterclass with Lisa Baxter (founder of The Experience Business) July 7th, 10.00 – 16.30 at the National Railway Museum (York).  Perfect for those with experience in visitor researchMore

Open call for Committee Member and Helper

  Please note that the deadline for expressing interest is Friday 17th June. We are looking to recruit one new Member and one new Helper to our committee . Are you who is passionate about visitor studies and audience research?  Would you like to help us champion visitor studies as a force for evidence-based decision-making toMore

Creative Research

Creative Research

Visitor research and evaluation at all stages of the ‘product life cycle’ whether this be a museum/visitor attraction, an exhibition or a new service or product.More