Peter Linett Begins Visiting Role at Cultural Policy Center

January 02, 2010

Slover Linett partner Peter Linett was recently named a Visiting Associate at the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago.

In his visiting role, which begins this week and runs for the Winter and Spring semesters, Linett will counsel graduate students interested in arts and culture-sector research and assist the Cultural Policy Center's staff with current initiatives, including the Cultural Infrastructure Project (a national study of the investement boom in cultural facilities over the last decade, which grew out of an idea Linett proposed) and a research paper on changing museum audience demographics commissioned by the American Association of Museums.

Linett will also pursue several new research and development projects in collaboration with University faculty and Center staff, including the creation of a lab for experimentation in museum exhibition techniques.

"We're delighted to have a practitioner like Peter Linett in residence at the Center this year," said Cultural Policy Center director Betty Farrell. "Our roots are in scholarly research, but we also want to connect those questions with the challenges faced by arts and culture leaders. Peter's work with organizations and their audiences gives him a rich foundation for pursuing the broad, creative questions about this sector that interest him as well as us."

Linett has been a Research Affiliate of the Center since 2008 and will resume that ongoing role Center after the Spring quarter ends.  During the Visiting Associate appointment, he will be on campus at least one day a week through mid-June, 2010 at the Center's offices in the Harris School of Public Policy Studies.

The Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago is a nationally recognized interdisciplinary research center dedicated to informing policies that affect the arts, humanities and cultural heritage. It is a joint initiative of the Harris School and NORC (the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago).

For more information, please contact Michael Kuby, the Cultural Policy Center's administrator, at (773) 256-6305 or

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