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We’re heading to Boston this week for the annual NAEA National Convention! Both Stephanie and Amanda will be presenting more findings from the NAEA/AAMD Impact Study. Below are details for each session. We look forward to this event each year and are excited to share more insights into our research on the impact of art...
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Join Randi Korn on Thursday, February 28th at the Thornton Theater, San Diego History Center for a conversation about her new book! Randi will discuss her book, Intentional Practice for Museums: A Guide for Maximizing Impact, with Beth Redmond-Jones, Vice President of Engagement and Education at the San Diego Natural History Museum.  The book is...
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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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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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At the start of this year, I started writing about the principles of intentional practice, and to date, I have shared three principles (#1, #2, and #3).  For this post, I feature the next two principles of intentional practice, and I present them together because they are both critically important for achieving the museum’s intended...
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Working in research and evaluation, you become very skeptical of words like “data-driven” and “research-based.” To evaluators, it is quite flattering that these words are so buzzworthy—yes, we want our research and evaluation work to be important, used, and even desired! However, even though these buzzwords grab attention, they can be misleading. For instance, when...
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Emily’s last blog post (read it here) talked about when evaluation capacity building is the right choice.  When we think about building capacity for evaluation, we think about intentional practice.  This does not necessarily involve teaching people to conduct evaluation themselves, but helping people to ask the right questions and talk with the right people...
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Lately I have been thinking about how intentional practice seeped into my consciousness. “Seeped” feels like the right verb for a concept that is still evolving and taking shape, admittedly at a slow but steady pace, gently nudging me along. I believe that almost all ideas are influenced by others’ ideas. At the time I...
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