Museums often rely on prestigious traveling exhibitions to meet numerous goals, including connecting their communities to artwork people may not otherwise be able to see up close. These exhibitions rely on the ability of museums to loan art and objects to each other.
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Part 3 of 3 in a series of articles, which are excerpts from the keynote address made on May 24, 2023, by Steve Keller at the security conference held at the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati.
Part 2 of 3 in a series of articles, which are excerpts from the keynote address made on May 24, 2023, by Steve Keller at the security conference held at the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati.
Part 1 of 3 in a series of articles, which are excerpts from the keynote address made on May 24, 2023, by Steve Keller at the security conference held at the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati.
Art Sentry just released an extensive 26-page “Museum Grants 2023 Guide” that includes insights about grant writing and highlights many public and private grants for museums and cultural properties.
Our goal is to assist museums that are looking for ways to pay for projects like staff training, infrastructure updates, and new technology.
Museums and Cultural Properties are uniquely positioned to play a meaningful role in promoting social justice and shifting their platform as one for combatting racism and promoting social justice issues.
Here are some of the best practices museums and their counterparts use today to fight racism and promote social justice.
Earlier this month at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., a group of climate activists threw paint on the case protecting Degas’ Little Dancer. Incidents like this have been on the rise worldwide over the last several years, and they represent just a small fraction of the growing list of challenges facing the teams tasked with protecting our world’s greatest cultural treasures and the many people who care for and visit them every day.
Museums, art, and cultural institutions often hold a history heavy in Western and Euro-centric views. Additionally, these cultural centers haven’t always been equally accessible to everyone within the greater community.
The Taft Museum of Art, a gem of a museum in Cincinnati, recently undertook a major renovation project that included their period rooms. The museum consists of a beautiful historic house (1830), once owned by the Taft family, half-brother to President Taft, and other notable people, and a more modern wing. The entire museum underwent a major renovation, including a new Security Command Center and other upgrades as well as an Art Sentry system installation.
It is important museums maintain the staffing needed to remain open and provide numerous societal benefits. These benefits include education, enlightenment, and increasing the quality of life for their visitors. These staffing shortages have caused some museums to reduce the hours of operation and even close specific galleries to the public.