PMM is designed to quantifiably measure how visiting an informal program or exhibition uniquely affects each individual’s conceptual and attitudinal understanding. 

While Falk, et. al., (2003) designed PMM for the summative evaluation of exhibitions, it has been adapted for use in front-end and formative phases of evaluation as well as for museum programs and training.

The examples shown here come from summative evaluations for exhibitions at two separate museums.

Personal Meaning Mapping (PMM)

... is a methodology for measuring shifts in learning on four levels based on drawings and descriptions collected before and after an experience.

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