seattle_kerry_parkWe are gearing up for an adventure in the Pacific Northwest – several members of the RK&A staff will be in Seattle later this month for the AAM annual conference and we are so excited! Be sure to look for us at the conference and check out our panels on Sunday and Monday:


Empathy Doesn’t Count: Measuring What Matters in Exhibitions

Sunday, May 18, 2-3:15pm

This session will provide examples from a number of different institutions that have endeavored to evaluate (i.e., measure) the seemingly unmeasurable aspects of exhibition design and interpretation.  Panelists will share methods and engage participants in thinking creatively about evaluation.

Stephanie Downey, Randi Korn & Associates; Jason Porter, Skirball Cultural Center; Lynne Azarchi, Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum; Sarah Cole, Carnegie Museum of Natural History


Stop, Collaborate and Listen: Making the Most of Evaluation

Monday, May 19, 8:45-10am

Ever use an expensive evaluation report to prop up a table leg?  Join panelists who have created and consumed museum evaluations for a fast-paced, jargon-free talk about getting the most out of evaluation – whether you’re an expert or a novice.  Then bring a sample project and try out what you’ve learned!

Renae Youngs, Minnesota State Arts Board; Emily Craig, Randi Korn & Associates; Betsy O’Brien, St. Louis Science Center


We will also be attending the CARE/PRAM Luncheon on Tuesday, May 20 at the Sheraton Seattle.  We look forward to seeing many of you at the conference and would love to catch up in Seattle!

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