Front-End Evaluation in Art Museums: Is It Effective?

January 1st, 1996 | RESEARCH

This paper describes the evaluation questions that drove two front-end studies conducted by Randi Korn & Associates (RKA) that were not in art museums. This paper also addresses of exhibition development with significant implications for front-end evaluation in the context of the studies. Then, the discussion returns to exhibition development and evaluation in art museums. Following this more abstract examination of the topic is a discussion of two front-end studies conducted by RKA at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1996, looking at how the process worked there and what benefit the staff derived from the final product.



Team Members

Susan Ades, Author, Randi Korn & Associates
Sarah Towne Hufford, Author, Detroit Institute of Arts


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Page(s): 39


Audience: Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Education and learning science | Geoscience and geography | History | policy | law | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits