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"Profiteers" of culture?

"Profiteers" of culture?

This is the initially proposed for the article published by Le Monde title. Here is the beginning. "The Louvre Museum has announced the reduction in the number of free Sundays. What should we think? Through taxes, all French finance museums and public cultural institutions, however, only [...]

Interviews in Washington DC

Interviews in Washington DC

The interviews in Washington DC at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), on the one hand and, on the other hand, Americans for the Arts, provide a complex picture of the situation of museums, arts and culture United States of America. And in a context of "shutdown" where federal museums (but also parks [...]

What to do during the next "shutdown"?

What to do during the next "shutdown"?

Washington DC prepares perhaps a new period of "shutdown" in January 2014 ... Do not panic if this is the case! Apart from the visits in Virginia, Maryland or Pennsylvania, Washington offers a large number of museums and historical sites to visit outside the complex of the Smithsonian Institution and [...]

Democratize culture! A comparative history of cultural policies

Democratize culture! A comparative history of cultural policies

Democratize culture! A comparative cultural policies Published under the direction of Martin Lawrence and Philippe Poirrier history, here is the summary of the online journal Contemporary Territories (http://tristan.u-bourgogne.fr/CGC/publications/Democratiser_culture/Democratiser_culture.html) , No. 5, April 2013 (our contribution focuses on the United States of America). Introduction - A comparative analysis of the democratization of culture history - Philippe [...]

Tourism of mass destruction

Tourism of mass destruction

Here is the presentation of the book by André Girod, just published in the collection management culture in the Harmattan (http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=livre&no = 35427). "More than fifty years to roll his hump around the world, tour the Touring Club de France, founder of Franco-American classes, André Girod has closely followed the emergence and evolution of [...]

For a history of cultural policies in the world (1945-2011)

For a history of cultural policies in the world (1945-2011)

Here is the presentation of the book just published in French Documentation (http://www.culture.gouv.fr/mcc/Le-ministere/Histoire-du-ministere/Themes/Publications-du-Comite-d-histoire/Pour-une-histoire-des-politiques-culturelles-dans-le-monde-1945-2011 ; can download the summary and introduction), under the direction of Philippe Poirrier and under the auspices of the History Committee of the Ministry of Culture, which also has recently published the following book: http://www.culture.gouv.fr/mcc/Le-ministere/Histoire-du-ministere/Themes/Publications-du-Comite-d-histoire/Cinquante-ans-apres.-Culture-politique-et-politiques-culturelles. The international symposium is [...]

Price escalation and leadership

Price escalation and leadership

As we announced, it did not take long for higher prices recently decided by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York spread to other museums (http://blog.option.culture. marrot.org /? p = 3843). So the MoMA, the insolent financial health (beyond economic difficulties) and wealthy donors, who passed his entrance fee of 20 to 25 [...]

"U.S. to Send Visual Artists as Cultural Ambassadors"

News on the front of cultural diplomacy (we are not talking here only of "public diplomacy") of the United States of America. After sending dancers and musicians touring the world, it is the turn of painters and sculptors to be enlisted under the banner of Uncle Sam to suggest that Obama's America will [...]

Culture to market risk. Sponsorship deal with his actors

Just published, under the direction of Jean-Pierre Renaud and Allinne Carrier, the collective work culture to market risk. Sponsorship deal with its players (L'Harmattan, 2010; http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=numero&no_revue=&no=30825; ISBN: 978-2-296-11324-4 • 226 pages). The book follows a symposium held at the University of Pau in June 2008 under the title: The funds of the [...]

Time to break the taboo about financing US culture

For our English speaking friends, an article previously published on the website Viral Culture (http://culturevirale.free.fr), which takes on a new relevance with the economic crisis. Certain APÉNDICE of American museums (see for instance A. Ellis, The Art Newspaper, March 2004)-have made the recommendation That American museums, based on Their current financial situations, loosen rules on deaccessioning (a [...]

Terra Foundation for American Art

Terra Foundation for American Art, based in Chicago, has given vocation to promote the study, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts of the United States of America. To promote international dialogue on American art, the foundation supports and collaborates worldwide with innovative projects and ambitious exhibitions, research and education. Terra [...]

Crisis of American culture

Since the outbreak of the global crisis, the cultural sector is particularly affected in the United States of America: why? As we have shown in our work on the American model of financing of culture (museums and culture, financing the U.S., PUL), the system works well in good times but all the lights turn red [... ]

Museum and Co.: the masks and all the shelters!

We announced in our note of 17 November 2009 the book was published by the American Paul Werner Museum and Cie: globalization of culture (http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj = Book & no = 29955). Read emergency, this book - previously published in English - is a real bomb in the museum world. As a boosted boxer, but with a good dose of humor [...]