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  • Front-End Evaluation, Why Concord? Exhibition, Concord Museum
    Date: 02/01/2017
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Concord Museum contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to conduct a front-end evaluation of its current permanent exhibition gallery—Why Concord?—in preparation for a comprehensive reinterpretation and reinstallation of the museum’s permanent collections funded by an IMLS grant. The goal of the evaluation was to understand the ... »
  • Front-End, Formative and Summative Evaluations of What’s in a Name?
    Date: 11/30/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    ‘What’s in a Name’ is a collaboration between Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, the Encyclopedia of Life and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Its goal was to addresses three significant issues: improving public understanding of life on Earth through resources on how scientists describe biodiversity; furthering public understanding of the ... »
  • Digital Programing in Informal Science Learning Settings: Current Trends and Practices
    Date: 06/26/2015
    Resource Category: Front-End
    WCS launched its electronic field trip program, Distance Learning Expeditions, in 2001 when there was tremendous interest in the educational community in the potential of videoconferencing technology for program delivery, as well as money available for the purchase of related broadcast equipment. The program grew rapidly and was successful through ... »
  • Exploring Spaces: Evaluating Visitor Experiences at the Henry Art Gallery
    Date: 06/08/2013
    Resource Category: Front-End
    This report discusses a front-end evaluation that aimed to determine what physical and perceptual barriers affect visitors’ use of the Henry Art Gallery, and how visitors currently interact with museum spaces and staff. These findings will support guest service training and changes in the museum’s physical infrastructure. This study utilized three ... »
  • Front-end Evaluation: Safari Adventure
    Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Front-End
    This report presents and analyzes the findings from a front-end evaluation conducted by Randi Korn & Associates (RK&A) regarding the concept for "Safari Adventure," an exhibition being developed at the Bronx Zoo by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Bronx, NY. The aim of Safari Adventure will be to provide better connections to ... »
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Family Mobile Guide Front-End Report
    Date: 05/09/2012
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's Mobile Guide program will offer visitors a new way to interact with the Museum's collections by creating audio and visual content that will be delivered through a mobile-optimized Web site ( ). The program, available through a user's own mobile device or via iPod Touch players made available, ... »
  • Visitor Demographics & Motivation for Visiting the Henry Art Gallery
    Date: 05/01/2012
    Resource Category: Front-End
    This front-end evaluation is part of an initiative for the Henry Art Gallery to develop an understanding of the demographic range of visitors, their inspirations for visiting the museum, and what visitor expectations are. Key findings are summarized below. Overall, these findings have three major implications. Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays have ... »
  • Harbor Seal Habitat Renovation A Front-end Evaluation for the Seattle Aquarium
    Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category: Front-End
    This report presents the findings from a front-end evaluation prior to a renovation of the harbor seal habitat at the Seattle Aquarium. The study was undertaken to help Seattle Aquarium staff measure visitor knowledge of harbor seals, as well as illustrate visitor use of the current exhibit space. The intent was to inform the content of exhibit ... »