Specializations

  • Audience Research & Evaluation
  • Informal Learning Environments
  • Museums & Technology

Biography

After spending 15 years in consumer and technology marketing, including a 10-year stint at Microsoft, Angie decided to pursue a lifelong passion for learning, teaching, and storytelling. She has since worked across many museum disciplines including fundraising, collections management, and exhibition development, and public programming.
Over the past decade, Angie has focused on the field of audience research and evaluation field and has served many roles—as practitioner, advocate, and teacher. She was formerly a research associate at the Institute for Learning Innovation, the evaluation manager at Pacific Science Center and founded a Seattle-based museum consulting firm. Angie has led and contributed to numerous evaluation projects as well as multi-year research studies funded by NSF, IMLS, NASA and NIH. Her work involves designing, developing, and implementing evaluation studies, facilitating project planning, conducting evaluation capacity-building workshops, and supporting grant-writing efforts.

Education

  • MA, Museum Studies, The George Washington University, 2007
  • BBA, Marketing and Business Development, Wilfrid Laurier University, 1993

Publications and Contributions

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Empowering Museum Educators to Evaluate: Using One Evaluation to Affect Many (2015)
    Journal of Museum Education, Volume 40, Issue 1, Page 55-61 Authors: Angie Ong, C. Cadenhead
  • Technical Report
    Portal to the Public Network: Summative Evaluation Report (2014)
    Author: Angie Ong
  • Technical Report
    The Studio: Summative Evaluation Report (2014)
    Authors: Angie Ong, C. Cadenhead
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Exhibit Review: Object Stories (2011)
    Museums & Social Issues, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 275-281 Authors: J. Ancelet, S. Butler, Angie Ong
  • Technical Report
    Portal to the Public guiding framework: Determining the value of a model for scientist-visitor interaction (2011)
    Authors: J. Sickler, S. Foutz, Angie Ong, M. Storksdiek, J. Kisiel

Presentations

  • Survey Says! Improving Survey Effectiveness (2019)
    Washington Museum Association - Spokane, WA
  • Building Evaluation Capacity through University Engagement and Expertise (2018)
    Annual conference of the Washington Museum Association, - Bellingham, WA
  • Collective Insights: Strategies for culturally responsive capacity building (2018)
    Annual meeting of the Visitor Studies Association - Chicago, IL
  • Leveraging Audience Evaluation in Development (2018)
    Annual conference of the Washington Museum Association - Bellingham, WA
  • Evaluation 101: Thinking Evaluatively (2015)
    Washington Museum Association Conference - Goldendale, WA
  • Museum Educator’s Guide to the Galaxy (2015)
    Museum Educators of Puget Sound - Bremerton, WA
  • Developing the Evaluator Pipeline: A look at teaching visitor studies (2014)
    Annual meeting of the Visitor Studies Association - Albuquerque, NM
  • Evaluation 101: Measuring Success (2013)
    Museum Educators of Puget Sound and Washington Museum Association - Seattle, WA
  • Creating a Portal to the Public: A Research Study (2011)
    Annual conference of the Association of Science and Technology Centers - Honolulu, HI
  • Crossing Contexts: What Families Value about Museum Experiences (2011)
    Annual conference of the American Association of Museums - Houston, TX
  • Developing Instruments in Uncharted Territory (2010)
    Annual conference of the American Association of Museums - Los Angeles, CA
  • Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Economy, Tourism, and Museums (2009)
    Annual conference of the American Association of Museums - Philadelphia, PA