Current and recent work in this area includes evaluation of an audience development project at Birmingham Museums and Galleries; evaluation of the learning programme at Sutton Hoo for the National Trust; evaluation for a large London Museums Hub project ‘Say it Again, Say it Differently’ - conducting front-end, formative and summative evaluation at five museums as they improved interpretation for diverse audiences; evaluation of a family learning project for the Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre and several audience consultation projects for the Ashmolean Museum(Download report ), Museum of London and Museum in Docklands working with visitors and non-visitors. Audience research was carried out at Melford Hall for the National Trust (Download report ). Alison also carried out impact evaluation for the Curiosity & Imagination project ‘Bringing Heritage to Life’ (Download report ).
She conducted an evaluation
of the post of Museums Development Officer (Education & Access) for
Regional Museums Council. ( Download
evaluation report ) She has also evaluated a pilot training scheme for front of house staff at Leeds Museum & Art Gallery; diversity training for English Heritage staff and the long-term impact of an English Heritage/National Trust conference on delegates.
She also undertook front-end, formative and summative evaluation for Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery regarding the development of Cultural Diversity resources.
She also delivers training in this area.