Author(s): Sternberg, Ernest
Date of Publication: Mar 31, 2002

This article suggests concepts for assessing the catalytic potential of cultural facilities and recommends design features to maximize the catalytic impact of these facilities.

Author(s): J. Mark Schuster
Date of Publication: Jan 28, 2002

Most of the formal studies of cultural policy concentrate on the role of central governments and their approaches to supporting the arts, creative industries and heritage. Less attention has been given to cultural policy at the sub-national level.

Author(s): Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2001

A strategic business plan, based on current research data, designed to address the needs and issues facing arts and cultural organizations and constituents in the Sacramento Metropolitan area.

Author(s): Muller, Klaus
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2001

An exploration of museums and virtuality benefits less from a statement of their differences than from an investigation of common grounds and shared objectives. Put simply, on-site museums and their online counterparts are merely two ways of exhibiting cultures. In this sense, "virtuality" is a fundamental exhibition practice.

Author(s): Institute of Museum and Library Services
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2001

The educational role of museums is the focus of this study. Specifically, this report documents the support museums of all types from art, history and childrens museums to science centers and zoos provide to the nations education of K-12 school children for 2000/2001.

Author(s): Mark J. Stern and Susan C. Seifert
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2001

This evaluation report from the Culture Builds Communities Project reviews a four-year comprehensive community grant program. The goals of this program were to both increase participation in the arts and to foster community building through the arts and culture.

Author(s): Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2001

Since the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, the federal government has been mandated “to be a good steward in managing the historic resources under its administration.” A large number of federal agencies are responsible for multiple use public lands, national parks, and military installations. Together, they own thousands of archeological sites, historic structures, and millions of historic artifacts and documents that comprise U.S. history and culture. Lack of leadership and funding, along with conflicting priorities, hinder the agencies’ abilities to

Author(s): Gibbens, Elizabeth
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2000

As part of the 25th anniversary of the Museum Services Act, the independent federal agency, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) published this book about its 17 year history of support for conservation activities in America's museums. The book is a tool for museum professionals to educate their boards, contributors, patrons, and communities-at-large about the importance of conserving their collections. It highlights 21 conservation projects ranging from the preventative conservation of Franz Marc's Large Blue Horses at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis to

Author(s): Villani, John
Date of Publication: Jul 31, 2000

Across the country, historic structures that once served as thriving parts of the urban fabric have escaped the wrecking ball and found new life serving the needs of the local arts community, revitalizing downtowns, and turning Americas architectural legacies into appreciated assets.

Author(s): Esinger, Peter
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1999

This article studies the implications of building expansive venues to attract visitors to a city. The thesis is that building the city for visitors may strain the bonds of trust between local leaders and citizens.