National Gallery of Canada
Lord Cultural Resources and Nordicity Group Ltd. undertook an Evaluation Study for the National Gallery of Canada in 2005–06. The objectives of the study were to: develop a framework for evaluating the National Gallery’s Shawinigan Space, one of its outreach activities taking place at the former Alcan national historic facility in Shawinigan, Quebec and then to evaluate the results achieved in the first three years of the Shawinigan Space project, relative to alternative means of attaining the same of similar objectives.
The framework that was developed, presented objectives of the Shawinigan Space within the context of the NGC’s overall objectives for its outreach program and strengthening the collection and contributing to research and scholarship. The goals of the Gallery’s outreach program were set out in a logic model and the framework also included a design for ongoing monitoring performance measurement and evaluation of the Shawinigan Space. The evaluation strategy identified the issues, questions, indictors, data sources, data collection methods, and the timing for the data collection.