INTENTIONAL MUSEUM BLOG

2019 marks RK&A’s 30th anniversary.  Randi began the company in 1989 after working first as a designer and then as an evaluator, and seeing that all too often exhibitions were developed without visitors taken into account.  I joined RK&A 10 years later in 1999, after deciding I wanted to put my evaluation skills to work...
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Join Randi Korn on Thursday, January 17th at the Textile Museum for a conversation about her new book! Randi will discuss her book, Intentional Practice for Museums: A Guide for Maximizing Impact, with John Wetenhall, director of The George Washington University Museum, Textile Museum.  The book is for intentionally-minded museum professionals and describes an impact-driven...
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We’re excited to share Randi’s guest blog post for AAM, Pursuing Learning through Intentional Practice. Read on to learn about how museum audiences and professionals can benefit from the learning that accompanies intentional practice.
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Before attending this year’s MCN Conference in Denver, I had never heard of keynote speaker Amber Case. Now, I’m mildly obsessed. Case is a “cyborg anthropologist.” Put simply, she studies how humans’ relationship with technology is changing the way individuals and cultures think, act, and understand our worlds.  In her keynote, Case discussed the 8...
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We’re excited to participate in the 2018 Museum Computer Network Annual Conference in Denver next week.  The conference theme is “Humanizing the Digital” – presentations will investigate how museums can use technology to foster human connection and dialogue, advance accessibility and inclusion, and champion inquiry and knowledge.  Our very own Cathy Sigmond and fellow evaluator...
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In this post I share how I organized Intentional Practice for Museums: A Guide for Maximizing Impact (available for a 30% discount by clicking the above link and using the promo code RLFANDF30 when you check out). Of no great surprise to those of you who know me, I approached writing about intentional practice methodically. The...
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I haven’t written a post in a long time even though I promised to post one blog per month in 2018; please accept my apology.   I thought I would be able to maintain an intermittent blogging schedule but I found that when writing for my book my brain entered a zone where a particular writing...
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Last week, we at RK&A were delighted at the release of the NAEA/AAMD impact study exploring the effects of facilitated single-visit art museum programs on students in grades 4 to 6.  A common question that we have fielded since we first shared preliminary results of the NAEA/AAMD study at the NAEA National Convention in March...
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We’re staying busy with multiple conferences and events this fall season! Next week we will be in Jackson, MS for the Southeastern Museums Conference where we will share and listen about this year’s theme: Museums Rise Up! Research Associate Erin Wilcox will present a session with Lauren McMurtray, Assistant Director of Development at the Mississippi...
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Students are back in school and today we are pleased to feature a guest post from our consulting analyst Gemma Mangione. She offers insights into her teaching practice in the Arts Administration program at Columbia University. Evaluation factors into the Association of Arts Administration Educators’ graduate and undergraduate curriculum guidelines across an array of areas...
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