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It's time to resolve your workplace mysteries, from prototyping exhibits to evaluation capacity building, from visitor studies to community listening.
Hone the skills you need to connect with your audiences, inside and out.
I'm Kate Livingston,
and I'm passionately curious.
I started ExposeYourMuseum LLC in 2010 to help museums get out of their own way– and on to amazing things. I prioritize facilitating honest conversations, elevating marginalized voices, building capacity, engaging creatively, and strong, clear communication to inspire innovation, inform strategy, and drive decision-making.
I'm equal parts evaluator, coach, facilitator, strategist, creative, and change-maker.
I am based in the Mile High City (Denver, CO) and work worldwide. I am committed to inclusion and anti-racism, which I embed deeply in my work. (Here's one example.) My pronouns are she/her and they/them.
Consulting + Coaching Services
Not just museums!
I work alongside zoos, aquariums, historical sites, science centers, performing arts organizations, and all varieties of arts and cultural organizations. From comprehensive evaluation, to leadership coaching, to participatory staff workshops– I will craft a customized plan to ensure you achieve your goals.
I have the coolest job in the world.
My clients are why.
I have worked with some of the most interesting, inventive, curious, visionary, focused, collaborative, reflective, and ready-to-learn people out there. My clients are ready to take risks, do things differently, challenge themselves, and grow throughout the process.
I prioritize clients and projects with clear inclusion, access, equity,
and anti-oppression missions and values.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Detroit, MI)
How can a museum new to evaluation cultivate and grow its evaluation capacity so that it's embraced and utilized across departments?
In this 3-year IMLS project, Kate serves as the Museum’s dedicated evaluation coach, demonstrating key evaluation approaches and methods, then transitioning evaluation to the Museum’s internal team– leading to a culture of in-house evaluation.
What Clients + Collaborators Say
I see our work together as critically important for issues of equity and inclusion in the field. And I couldn’t have asked for a better evaluation partner in this work. I’ve especially appreciated Kate’s commitments to anti-racist and inclusive ideals, but, more than that, the way she lives out these ideals through her work with us. I know Kate has approached her conversations, sometimes very challenging conversations, with our cohorts of apprentices, in ways which have made them feel safe, heard, and empowered. I’ve felt the same in my own conversations with Kate.I’m happy and proud to say that The Broad was just awarded a second National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to continue our work.In large part, the lessons learned from working with Kate on the evaluation of the project, and the ways we can evolve the work as a result, were the reason why.
Program Manager, Diversity Apprenticeship Program, The Broad
Los Angeles, CA