About the Initiative | Organizing Team
Peter Linett is founder of Culture Kettle and chairman & chief idea officer of Slover Linett, a social research firm for the culture and informal learning sectors. Through Culture Kettle, he is co-principal investigator of the Evolving Culture of Science Engagement initiative. At Slover Linett, he and his Chicago-based team of social scientists help museums of all kinds, arts and public media organizations, and cultural funders understand their audiences, evaluate their impact, and experiment with new strategies for participation. His clients range from Carnegie Hall, the Getty Museum, and Dance/USA to the American Museum of Natural History, the National Science Foundation-funded Art of Science Learning initiative, and the Irvine Foundation. Linett is an associate of the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago, where he helped initiate a national study of the recent "building boom" in museums and performing arts centers. From 2002 to 2013, Linett was on the editorial staff of Curator, the museum field’s leading peer-reviewed journal, and currently serves on the editorial board. He is the co-author, most recently, of “New Data Directions for the Cultural Landscape" for the Cultural Data Project (with Sarah Lee). He lives in Santa Fe with his wife and twin daughters.