Building an Institutional Culture of Evaluation and Learning
Organizational Planning and Evaluation
Washington State Convention Center  Wednesday, May 21  10:15-11:30 a.m.     609 
To remain viable and relevant, museums can no longer afford to carry on with business as usual. In this session, participants will contribute to a discussion about how to help our organizations thrive by fostering cultures of evaluation and learning within our institutions and across the field.

Session Format :    Idea Forum

Learner Outcomes

Sarah Cohn - Cohn Consulting

Sarah Cohn has been with SMM’s Evaluation and Research in Learning Department since 2007 and received her Master’s in Park, Recreation, and Leisure Services with a minor in Evaluation in 2010. Though coming from the science museum field, Sarah is primarily interested in supporting the entire museum community through professional development, supporting data driven decision-making, and holistically understanding who attends cultural institutions.

Scott Pattison - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Christine Reich - Museum of Science

Christine Reich, PhD is Director of Exhibit Development and Conservation at the Museum of Science, Boston, and Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Christine has continually advocated for the inclusion of people with disabilities in museums, leading her to be named a “Champion of Change” by the White House. Her dissertation studied organizational change and the inclusion of people with disabilities in museums.

Brooke Rosenblatt - Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Brooke enhances museum visitor experiences by conceiving and creating object-based, informal learning opportunities. She works collaboratively and creatively within team based settings as a leader or member. Brooke has over 15 years of museum experience with a passion for the power of museums to promote wellness.