The most significant data collection method for this project is a state of the field survey, conducted with interpretation professionals in Canada and the United States. 

Survey questions

You can download the survey questions as they were distributed to individual participants below:

Survey objectives
  • Understand the place in the organization of the interpretation professional; 
  • Understand the place in the exhibition team of the interpretation professional; 
  • Get a sense of the common practices, strategies, and tools used by interpretation professionals across four types of institutions; 
  • Recruit participants for case studies in the second phase of the project;
  • Assess interest in the development of a shared repository of tools and guidelines.

The survey ran from January 2 to March 1, 2020. Survey results will be available in Fall 2020.