Belonging Project


Our Department of Evaluation and Research in Learning led the Museums and Inclusion study to understand how visitors define belonging at science and natural history museums. These resources share key insights and guidance on how to start on your own journey of reflecting on belonging in museums.

If you work at a museum and want to reflect on belonging at your own institution:

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If you want to learn about a visitor-centered model of belonging from our past presentations:

If you are a researcher or evaluator and want to explore our photovoice method and interview protocol:

If you want more literature on belonging in museums and to see where we drew some of our knowledge and inspiration:

This material is based upon collaborative work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant #2005773, Museums and Inclusion. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.