Art Detective Cards Evaluation
Art Detective Cards are self-directed, printed materials designed for families to explore the galleries like a "treasure hunt"—visitors search for details in works of art and then answer related questions. In 2006, evaluators conducted a study to assess the ways that families use the cards. Participating families ("Detectives") were observed in the galleries, along with those who did not use the cards ("Explorers"). Detective families were subsequently interviewed. Evaluators assessed how the families used the cards; the effects of the cards on family learning and dynamics; and the cards' ease of use, understandability, and appeal.
Download the evaluation report:
Art Detective Cards Program Evaluation (70pp., 790KB)