As a Research Associate for Randi Korn & Associates, I had the opportunity to evaluate a wide range of exhibitions and programs. Through this experience, I've gleaned insights into ways that museums can shine a light on complex and provocative topics from multiple perspectives.
One exemplary multidisciplinary project that I evaluated is RACE: Are We So Different?, developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota. This nationally touring exhibition examines the construct of race and human variation through the interconnected lenses of history, science and lived experience.
Randi Korn & Associates was contracted to conduct all phases of evaluation for the RACE Project, including front-end, formative, remedial and summative evaluations. Findings indicate that the exhibition has been an effective catalyst in sparking community dialogue about the realities and misconceptions about race. Copies of the evaluation reports can be viewed on informalscience.org.