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rose museum & gardens RADESCANT T a peer review site simulation Click to Enter Welcome to the Peer Review Simulation Program. AAM developed this program to provide a safe area for peer reviewers, new and veteran, to bring his or her knowledge and experience to bear upon a simulated site visit. This program will allow you to develop your skills, experience the issues involved in a site visit, and explore the type and depth of information often available for an assignment. Help Slide 2 Tradescant Rose Museum and Gardens 003 Community Research Self Study Staff Interviews AAM Resources Sample Report Click on a Section of the Garden Map to explore that area of the simulation Disclaimer Simulation Navigation Map Next Back Home Contact AAM Exit Slide 3 Community Research Simulation Museums are places where people are encouraged to make connections, to seek common ground. As collaborators and partners, they are institutions that make common cause with others From Robert Archibald, President, Missouri Historical Society, and Chair, Museums and Community National Task Force Click NEXT to Continue Next Back Home 005Community Research Simulation Exit Slide 4 Lesson Overview To complete this lesson you will learn: { The rationale for Community Research { The five major categories of community research and corresponding critical issues { How to identify the appropriate resources for conducting community research { How to apply and incorporate community research to museum goals To complete this lesson you will need: To enable your computers Internet Connection A copy of the Critical Issues Checklist* and Sample Narrative Report*Critical Issues ChecklistSample Narrative Report Scratch paper This lesson will take approximately 30 minutes to complete *You may either print a copy of this document or open the file and minimize it on your taskbar at the bottom of your screen for quick reference. Next Back Home Exit 015Lesson Overview Click NEXT to Continue Slide 5 Community Research Defined Community Research is a process whereby the peer reviewer identifies and interprets existing and potential museum-community relationships as they apply to a given museums operations. Next Back Home Exit 020Community Research Defined Click NEXT to Continue Slide 6 Community Research Defined The are five major areas of Community Research. Researching these areas as they relate to a museums goals will assist you in completing the Critical Issues Checklist and Assessment Report. They are: { Potential Partners/Peer Groups Potential Partners/Peer Groups { Museums Website/Communications Museums Website/Communications { Demographics/Audience Characteristics Demographics/Audience Characteristics { Community Planning Efforts Community Planning Efforts { Opportunities Opportunities Next Back Home Exit 021Simulation Entry screen Click NEXT to Continue Click on the major area of research to view the corresponding Critical Issue. Once you are finished, click Next to continue Slide 7 Community Research The remainder of this lesson will explore resources and community research application as they relate to the Tradescant Rose Museum & Gardens (TRM&G) Peer Review Simulation. Next Back 025Community Research Main Menu Click NEXT to Continue Home Exit Slide 8 Community Research Main Menu Before you continue please take a few minutes to review the TRM&G Assessment Application and the main objectives of the TRM&G museum for this assessment.main objectives { Potential Partners/Peer Groups Potential Partners/Peer Groups { Museums Website/Communications Museums Website/Communications { Demographics/Audience Characteristics Demographics/Audience Characteristics { Community Planning Efforts Community Planning Efforts { Opportunities Opportunities Next Back Home Help Toolshed Exit 026Community Research Main Menu After reviewing the the TRM&G Assessment Application and TRM&G objectives click on the area of research that you wish to learn about. Slide 9 Community Research Potential Partners and Peers are businesses, nonprofit organizations, interest groups, governmental agencies, and other museums within the community that can be approached to participate in the museums efforts to meet its mission and serve its audiences and community. Next Back Home Exit 030Potential Partners/Peers Click NEXT to Continue CR Menu Slide 10 Community Research Building strong win-win partnerships and developing positive relationships with peer organizations and professionals are a component of identifying and serving target audiences, developing the museums community role, ensuring community participation in the development, communication, evaluation of programs and exhibits, and exploring avenues of funding and support. Most resources may be found on the Internet or you may wish to contact the local businesses or institutions and have materials sent to you for review. As we begin the research this area as it relates to the TRM&G it is important to keep the museums goals in mind. Next Back Home Exit 031Potential Partners/Peers Click NEXT to Continue CR Menu Slide 11 Resources for Community Research For the Tradescant Rose Museum and Garden, the potential resources for partners and peers fell into a few categories. Click on any one of the specific names under each heading to visit the web site of the potential partner or peer listed below. When doing so, consider how each might address the TRM&Gs main concerns or any of the questions on the Critical Issues Checklist. { Entrepreneurs and Businesses Entrepreneurs and Businesses { Museums and other Cultural Groups Museums and other Cultural Groups { Schools and Academic Resources Schools and Academic Resources { Interest Groups and Social Organizations Interest Groups and Social Organizations Next Back Home Exit 035Potential Partners/Peers Click NEXT to Continue CR Menu Slide 12 Application of Community Research The key to applying Community Research is to identify the links between the community and the museums goals. Next Back Home Exit 040Potential Partners/Peers Click NEXT to Continue CR Menu Slide 13 Application of Community Research Consider the objectives of TRM&G. Which potential partners in the community will support the museums goals?objectives of TRM&Gpotential partners Please take the next 5 minutes to brainstorm potential partner relationships to meet the museums needs. Use scratch paper if necessary. Next Back Home Exit 041Potential Partners/Peers Click NEXT to Continue Once you have finished Click Here to view our ideasClick Here CR Menu Slide 14 Application of Community Research Next Back 042Potential Partners/Peers Click BACK to return to the lesson Entrepreneurs and Businesses { Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce { Otto and Sons Nursery Museums and other Cultural Groups { Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve { Filoli Estate { Guadalupe River Park & Gardens { The Historic Rodgers House Schools and Academic Resources { California Writing Project { Watsonville High School Career Center Interest Groups and Social Organizations { Heritage Roses Group { The Rose Hybridizers Association { American Rose Society, California { Rose Garden Neighborhood Preservation Association Home Exit CR Menu Slide 15 Application of Community Research Next Back 043Our Ideas Click BACK to return to the lesson Home Exit CR Menu Slide 16 Community Research & the Assessment Once the site visit has been completed and the links have been identified you are ready to provide recommendations in the final assessment report. We recommend that you consult the Critical Issues Checklist when writing the assessment report to verify that all Critical Issue questions affecting the museum have been addressed appropriately. Next Back 045Potential Partners/Peers Click NEXT to Continue Home Exit CR Menu Slide 17 Community Research & the Assessment Critical Issues questions are divided into five (5) Main Areas. Click on the Main Area below to view its description. { Mission and Planning Mission and Planning { Interpretation Interpretation { Collections Stewardship Collections Stewardship { Administration and Finance Administration and Finance { Governance Governance Next Back 046Potential Partners/Peers Click NEXT to Continue Home Exit CR Menu Slide 18 Community Research & the Assessment Below are some of the Critical Issue questions that may be addressed using the results of potential partners community research. Questions below are from the main area of Interpretation. Go to the bookmark file in parentheses in the TRM&G Narrative Sample Report PDF to reveal how it was answered.TRM&G Narrative Sample Report PDF { Does the museum have a clear understanding of its role in the community? (pg. 5) { Is the museum making good use of its resources to promote its goods and services? (pg. 11) { Does the museum have a process for exhibit selection and development that meets audience needs? (pg. 8) { Does the quality and extent of research fulfill the potential of the collections? (pg. 9) Next Back 047Potential Partners/Peers Click NEXT to Continue Home Exit CR Menu Slide 19 Potential Partnerships Lesson Review: { Review the Critical Issues, especially in the areas of Interpretation and Administration and Finance { State the museums goals { Identify the resources through an effective search of the Internet { Identify the connections between the goals and the resources within the community Click NEXT to explore the area of Museums website/Communications Click EXIT to return to the Community Research Simulation Click HOME to return to the TRM&G Homepage Next BackHelp 048Peer Group Lesson Review Home Help Exit Toolshed CR Menu Slide 20 Community Research Each year more and more tourists and visitors in general are using the Internet to determine destinations and to obtain information. (e.g. admission costs, features and directions). The museums own website