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 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 runs from January 2 to March 1, 2020. Survey results will be available in Summer 2020.