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26 June 2017 // Thoughts

The Arts Mean Business: Breaking Down the Arts and Economic Prosperity V Report

The numbers are in, and they are staggering. In 2015, the arts and culture sector brought in $166.3 billion in economic activity.…
12 June 2017 // Thoughts

Past Reflections and Future Strategies: Five Years of the TEA/AECOM Museum Index

Last week, we analyzed the findings of the 2016 Theme Index, published by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and economic feasibility firm, AECOM. Today,…
26 April 2017 // News

Couple Weds at SPAM® Museum

PR Newswire/Hormel Foods Press Release Yesterday, Mark I Love SPAM Benson – who last year legally changed his name as…
04 April 2017 // Thoughts

Where Are They Now – Celebrating Three Decades of Children’s Museum Design

Over the past 30 years, JRA has had the honor and pleasure of working with children’s museums from Sioux City…
24 March 2017 // JRA Culture

27 Inches to Life Size – Transforming a Design Into a Built Reality

We've have a special treat for our blog readers today as designer Rachel Daheim shares the experience of her first…
09 April 2016 // JRA Culture

Keith James – Tales from an Unbelievable Life

“Who could have written this script?” Forty-five years ago, JRA CEO Keith James took a summer job at Kings Island…
05 April 2016 // JRA Culture

Motorcycles, Airline Miles and TEA Myths – Jack Rouse Honors Keith James

Many friends, family and colleagues have lauded Keith James over the past few days in celebration of his Thea Lifetime…
13 January 2016 // Thoughts

Shawn McCoy’s Top Tips for Creating Compelling Children’s Museums

As reported by Blooloop, JRA’s Shawn McCoy recently presented "Creating Meaningful Children’s Exhibits" at the Museum Education for Children Symposium…
18 November 2015 // Thoughts

Emerging Trends in Immersive Design 2015

This week, our own Shawn McCoy, along with Thinkwell Design's Cynthia Sharpe, took a capacity crowd on a whirlwind tour of the…