Randi Kor – Intentional Practice for Museums: A Guide for Maximizing Impact

Social hour starting at 6 PM, talk to start at 7 PM

Randi Korn will discuss her book, Intentional Practice for Museums: A Guide for Maximizing Impact, with K. Allison Wickens, Vice President for Education, George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

Visitor-serving organizations of all types will learn how to employ an impact-driven way of thinking and working that places an organization’s reason for being—achieving impact—at the center of its work. It is sure to be a fascinating conversation that will deepen the knowledge of those considering or already pursuing intentional practice. This event, sponsored by the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, is free and open to all.

In the spirit of “maximizing impact” a social hour with light refreshments and a cash bar will take place between 6 and 7 p.m. Tenth Ward, a micro-distillery in the heart of the Frederick historic district, provides a great venue for a gathering of cultural and history professionals, volunteers and nonprofit board members from around the region.

The conversation will begin promptly at 7 p.m. At 8 p.m., after discussion, Randi will be available to sign books. A limited number of books will be available for sale at the event. On-site book sales will be credit card only transactions. They may also be ordered in advance from https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538106365/Intentional-Practice-for-Museums-A-Guide-for-Maximizing-Impact. For a 30% discount, use the code RLFANDF30 at check out.

Please contact Emily Huebner, Assistant Director of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, with any accessibility requirements or questions at emily@heartofthecivilwar.org.

This event is supported in part by the Maryland Museums Association and Plamondon Hospitality Partners.

Randi Korn is Founding Director of RK&A, a company that partners with cultural organizations to plan and evaluate their work around achieving impact. She has served on the editorial board of Museums and Social Issues and as a reviewer for Curator: The Museum Studies Journal and Museum Management and Curatorship. She was appointed Research Commissioner for the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and served for three years and received the NAEA Southeastern Museum Educator of the Year award. She taught evaluation at The George Washington University for 18 years, lectured at the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Washington and was a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan.

K. Allison Wickens works on behalf of Mount Vernon’s Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, to develop, deploy, and evaluate educational resources for teachers, students, and lifelong learners. She represents Mount Vernon in national discussions about history and civics education in the K12 classroom. Previously, she served as the Director of Education for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum. She serves on the Steering Committee for History Relevance, promoting a shared language and other tools and strategies to mobilize history organizations in the United States around the relevance and value of history. Locally, she has been a popular Master Docent Series speaker on two occasions for the Frederick Historic Sites Consortium.


May 14, 2019 7:00 PM


May 14, 2019 9:00 PM

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Tenth Ward Distilling Company, 55 E Patrick St