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ARI up!

26 July, 2007

Artist Run Initiatives are by nature not for profit organisations. There is limited funding available to these organisations, most of which is directed to paying for utilities and infrastructure to ensure the Gallery or exhibition space stays open. There is...
The web sites that I have been visiting as part of my research for this project fall into four main categories. These are Government websites; individual gallery sites; collective sites; and media web sites. Government web sites. These sites are...

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If this avenue of cheap and accessible exhibition experience is closing off to the next generation of local emerging artists, what alternatives are available to them?

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'Art is Sexy!'

10 July, 2007

As Thomas Hoving commented: 'Art is Sexy! Art is Money- Sexy! Art is Money- Sexy- Social-Climbing-Fantastic!' The notion that being associated with the Arts is beneficial to ones, (or in this case a particular corporations) public facade, is what I...

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The web research on tactics employed by museum staff to retain autonomy in sponsorship relations did not produce any information. The main helpful sources were online media articles dealing with the nature of current major exhibitions and museum homepages.
By starting with the official website of the Louvre, I was able to get a good idea of how conscious the Louvre is of its need to address the interests of the public. It is quite clear from this...
Whilst the material available on the web for my topic, the Guggenheim Foundation’s ambitious globalisation strategy, is reasonably extensive, in attempting to broaden the issue to understand the implications for museum practice around the world, I found the web ultimately lacking.

All Talk..........

29 September, 2006

There is a lot of coverage of the Sensation exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum on the the world wide web. Most is concerned with the events as they unfolded and commentary on those events rather than on any detailed analysis...
My research has thus far steered me along the path of the Tate Modern 2 (TM2). With the announcement of the extension earlier this year the Internet is full of articles and sites critiquing, reporting and analysing the proposed plans....

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A review of a number of helpful articles and discussions that address the ethics of museum sponsorhip ...

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The Go-Go Guggenheim

16 September, 2006

My investigation into the activities of the Guggenheim Foundation over the last decade logically began with its website. I then reviewed the extensive media coverage to try to get a more balanced view of the motivating factors and the success or otherwise of this ambitious strategy.
After spending further research to examine how the public has shaped the Louvre, the appearance of a much more complicated web of influences has become apparent. I began with the Louvre’s Official Website and then moved towards looking at...

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The proposed design for Tate Modern 2. After continuing my research I’ve found that the critical responses to the announced Tate extension plans are flying thick and fast. In order to understand in a more practical sense what the...

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American imperialism or visionary museum practice? The Guggenheim Foundation sees its expansion as a means of enhancing international relations and understanding... but not everyone agrees.

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A review of ICOM's website and its guidelines on how museums can retain a certain level of autonomy as corporate and private funding of the arts increases

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The Official Website of the Louvre: my first step in examining how the role of the public is felt in major art museums. If you navigate into the ‘About the Lourve’ the first link takes you to an overview...
The ‘Transforming TATE Modern’ read like a design brief, dry and fact-based. You can imagine the writer ticking of a checklist as they write the text. Everything is written to justify the project, for the local community, the arts sector (and possible patrons and sponsors?).
The Cultural Policy Centre at the University of Chicago. has a page on its website about The Arts in Public Life Conference 2000 'Taking Funds, Giving Offence and Making Money: The Brooklyn Museum of Arts Controversy and the Dilemmas of...

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The Guggenheim Foundation has sought to implement a radical globalisation strategy over the last 10 years which has redefined museum practice.

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The Public’s role in shaping the Art Museum. Art museums are magnificent. They house culture and creativity. They are often breath-taking works of art in their own right. They are a major player in business of tourism. They revive...

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A comparative analysis between major museums from Australia, America and England, exploring how and if museums, in the face of the increasing privatisation of funding of the arts, retain a certain amount of autonomy to pursue the goals and mission of the museum.

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Even before “Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection” opened on October 2nd 1999 the show made headline news when Mayor Rudolf Giuliani condemned the exhibition as “sick stuff” and threatened to withdraw funding from the Museum and to...

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When a museum comes to fruition what factors are involved? Well the simple answer is: everything. Think of it this way. If you want to put an extension on your house you need to apply to the local council, get...

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