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Angie Ong (Museology; Information School)

Ong, Angie (Museology; Information School)

Angie Ong (Museology; Information School)
Office: Alumni House (AHO), Room 308, Box 354861
Phone: 206-221-0763
Email: aong@uw.edu
Website: https://ischool.uw.edu/people/faculty/profile/aong

After spending 15 years in consumer and technology marketing, I decided to pursue my lifelong passion for learning, teaching, and storytelling. I have since worked across many museum disciplines including fundraising, collections management, and exhibition development, before finding my home in the field of audience research and evaluation.

For over a decade, I have served many roles in the audience research and evaluation field—as practitioner, advocate, and teacher. I have lead and contributed to numerous projects as well as multi-year research studies funded by NSF, IMLS, NASA and NIH. I have designed, developed, and implemented evaluation studies, facilitated project planning, conducted evaluation capacity-building workshops, and supported grant-writing efforts.

Over the past three years, I've had the opportunity to merge my past life (working at Microsoft) with my current life (working with museums) in teaching a class on Museums & Technology. This issues-based course empowers students to explore how these two fields intersect and consider the impact of that intersection on the organizations and the communities it serves. Through this work, my interest in project-based learning and upstream problem-solving has been ignited.

I hold a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from The George Washington University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. I am the past-chair for the American Alliance of Museum’s Committee on Audience Research & Evaluation (CARE), a member of the Visitor Studies Association (VSA), American Evaluation Association (AEA), Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and Museums and the Web (MuseWeb).

Classes taught:
- Introduction to Museum Evaluation (MUS.574)
- Evaluation: Data Analysis & Interpretation (MUS.575)
- Specialization in Evaluation (MUS.576, MUS.577, MUS.578)
- Museums & Technology (MUS.565)
- Master's Thesis (MUS.700/720) and Master's Project (MUS.710)

Instructor's Honors Course History

Course Title
HONORS 397 A Solving Problems in Museum Spaces 2021 1 15437 View »
HONORS 397 A Solving Problems in Museum Spaces 2021 2 15123 View »



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