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Bruce Renfroe operated a NYC subway system (MTA) elevator that carries passengers to and from subway tracks 10 stories below ground – a 40-second ride. As Anne Bergeron and Beth Tuttle recount in their recent book Magnetic: the Art and … Continue reading

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Imagine a museum exhibition about how the Normandy coast inspired Impressionist painters – but one where the paintings come with photographs of those coastal landscapes and an immersive sound-scape. Or imagine an exploratory gallery where you can grab a giant … Continue reading

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Back in 2002 James Allen Smith addressed the Museum Trustee Association and Getty Leadership Institute and asked “What do economics have to do with culture?” He noted the “pressure we are under to justify our work in instrumental or utilitarian … Continue reading

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In his book The Tyranny of Dead Ideas, Matt Miller challenges many long-held assumptions about societal norms. He posits that some core beliefs, which are “dubious at best and often dead wrong, are on a collision course with economic developments … Continue reading

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In the midst of doing some research for one of our clients on museum and library use of technology, the Museum of Modern Art in New York launched its new, state-of-the-art (or so they hope) web site that takes full … Continue reading

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Museums & Society 2034: Trends and Potential Futures is a discussion paper written by Reach Advisors and commissioned by the Center for the Future of Museums. It provides a tantalizing look at some profound economic and demographic trends and how … Continue reading

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LA Times Is the current economic crisis causing all of the pain arts nonprofits are feeling right now, or are other forces at work? The case of the well-respected Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles offers a forum in … Continue reading

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Over Thanksgiving, I went to The Frick Collection in New York and enjoyed the works of art with the help of a standard audio guide, the kind that has become commonplace in today’s museums. In Arizona earlier this year, I … Continue reading

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