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The RK&A team frequently publishes in academic journals.  Below we provide PDFs of some popular articles.

Select Articles by Randi Korn

“When Less is More”
By Randi Korn
Published in Museum [September/October 2010]

What if numbers of visitors, objects, programs, and exhibitions are no longer a museum’s only metric of success? This article explores quantity versus quality, satisfaction versus meaningfulness, and national appeal versus local appeal in the context of what it might mean for a museum to do less with the intent to achieve more. We have attached a copy. [55KB PDF]

“Rethinking Museum Visitors: Using K-means Cluster Analysis to Explore A Museum’s Audience”
By Randi Korn, Amanda Krantz, and Margaret Menninger
Published in Curator: The Museum Journal [October 2009]

This article describes how the statistical procedure K-means cluster analysis can be used to deconstruct the complex nature of museum visitors. Studies conducted by RK&A are used to demonstrate how museum practitioners may utilize the data produced. We have attached a copy. [208KB PDF]

“Transforming Museums—To What End?”
by Randi Korn
Published in proceedings for Transforming Museums Conference, Seattle, WA [2008]

This article suggests how museums might begin to address funders’ requests to provide evidence that museums are achieving their missions by first looking inside their organization and changing how they think about their work and how they do their work. We have provided a copy of the article. [48KB PDF]

“Achieving Mission Through Intentional Practice”
by Randi Korn
Published in Dimensions [May/June 2008]

This brief article is a call to action for museum staff to work together to clarify their museum’s intent, align practices and resources to support the museum’s intent, and to engage in reflective inquiry to learn about the ways in which their museum is achieving impact. We have provided a link to the article.

“A Case for Holistic Intentionality”
by Randi Korn
Published in Curator: The Museum Journal [April 2007]

This article describes what it means for a museum to work within a cycle of holistic intentionality. A museum carefully articulates its intentions in terms of impact; works within an inclusive, process-oriented infrastructure; and regularly uses reflective practice strategies, enabling all staff to continually improve their efforts to achieve impact. We have provided a copy of the article. [103KB PDF]

"Studying Your Visitors: Where to Begin"

by Randi Korn
Published in History News [March/April 1994]

Randi Korn wrote "Studying Your Visitors: Where to Begin," published in the March/April 1994 edition of History News. The article introduces audience research and evaluation to museum professionals and describes the different types of exhibition and program evaluation. The American Association of State and Local History has given permission to reprint this article. We have attached a copy. [118KB PDF]


Select Articles by Stephanie Downey

“Measuring the Impact of Museum-School Programs: Findings and Implications for Practice.”
(co-authors Johanna Jones and Jackie Delamatre).
Published in Journal of Museum Education, 32/2: 175-188 [2007].
Here is a link to the article.

“Visitor-Centered Exhibition Development.”
Published in Exhibitionist, Vol. I [2002].

This article describes the various phases of evaluation in the context of exhibition development.  It will be informative to exhibition developers and designers who are just starting to become interested in the virtues of evaluation. Here is a link to the article.

“The Parental Role in Children’s Museums: Perceptions, Attitudes, and Behaviors.”
Co-authors: Amanda Krantz and Emily Skidmore.
Published in Museums & Social Issues, 5/1, 15-33, [2010].
Here is a link to the article .


Articles by Amanda Krantz

“Rethinking Museum Visitors: Using K-means Cluster Analysis to Explore a Museum’s Audience”
Co-authors Randi Korn and Margaret Menninger
Published in Curator: The Museum Journal [October 2009]

This article describes how the statistical procedure K-means cluster analysis can be used to deconstruct the complex nature of museum visitors. Studies conducted by RK&A are used to demonstrate how museum practitioners may utilize the data produced. Here is a copy of the article.

“The Parental Role in Children’s Museums: Perceptions, Attitudes, and Behaviors.”
co-authors Stephanie Downey and Emily Skidmore
Published in Museums & Social Issues, 5/1, 15-33 [2010].
Here is a link to the article.


Articles by Emily Skidmore

“The Parental Role in Children’s Museums: Perceptions, Attitudes, and Behaviors.”
co-authors Stephanie Downey and Amanda Krantz
Published in Museums & Social Issues, 5/1, 15-33 [2010].
Here is a link to the article.


Additional Resources

We have attached a selected list of published works by Randi Korn and other members of her staff.


The Intentional Museum Blog

The Intentional Museum Blog is an all-staff endeavor of Randi Korn & Associates.  We share our thoughts and questions at least twice monthly about compelling ideas we come across in our work and readings.  The platform for our practice and the inspiration for our postings is the Cycle of Intentional Practice. Read our blog to learn more about intentionality. We also write intentional tweets [https://twitter.com/intentionalmuse] that align with our blog postings.

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