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Seven months ago, RK&A committed to anti-racist practice. To hold ourselves accountable, we write these updates to publicly document the work we have been doing and work still to do. We at RK&A, individually and collectively, pledge our commitment to being anti-racist—which we recognize as an ongoing pursuit through our everyday actions.   “Being racist...
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RK&A was honored to work with the Saint Louis Art Museum in 2019 to evaluate their longstanding Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellowship, which prepares outstanding museum professionals from historically underrepresented groups (particularly people of color) to become leaders in the field.  The Bearden Fellowship was one of the first diversity-focused fellowships in the museum world—established...
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It has been three months since we pledged our commitment to anti-racist practices. We at RK&A, individually and collectively, pledge our commitment to being anti-racist—which we recognize as an ongoing pursuit through our everyday actions. To hold ourselves accountable, we want to document publicly the work we have been doing and work still to be...
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Over the last month, we have actively been drafting an anti-racism pledge as we study and reflect on equity in our work.  We are hopeful that under the leadership of President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris, who both addressed systemic racism in their acceptance speeches, our government will begin the hard...
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We have been working to actively post on our blog over the past few months in response to how COVID-19 is affecting the museum field.  However, considering the unjust deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others, and in solidarity with the protests unfolding daily against systemic racism in our country, we will be pausing...
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As evaluators, our work depends on being able to gather data on and from museums’ audiences.  It probably goes without saying that this has become trickier in a world transformed by a global pandemic.  Museums and cultural organizations are temporarily closed, and we anticipate lower visitation (and different visitation patterns) once they reopen.  This makes...
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Randi wrote a piece for this week’s SuperHelpful newsletter reflecting on the value of Intentional Practice during the current pandemic.  The questions she poses are an excellent jumping off point for anyone trying to navigate a purposeful path forward for their department or organization in these uncertain times. For example: All museums will need to...
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RK&A is excited to announce that Randi Korn will be giving the Keynote Address at the Small Museum Association Conference in College Park, Maryland next week, February 17!  This year, the SMA conference theme is “Honoring the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage: Museums as Catalysts for Social Change.” In the Keynote, Randi will explain the...
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We are seeking a research associate to join our Alexandria office! We will continue accepting applications through the end of July. Please see our announcement below for more information. Position Opening: Research Associate RK&A, Inc. Alexandria Office RK&A, Inc., a consulting firm that provides evaluation, research and planning services for museums and other informal learning...
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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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