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Why Art Doesn’t Pay

by Corinna Kirsch on April 1, 2014
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Artists pay, institutions don’t. Let’s discuss.

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MATTE: Mossless Magazine’s America

by Matthew Leifheit on December 3, 2013
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MATTE Magazine talks with Romke Hoogwaerts and Grace Leigh of Mossless Magazine about their forthcoming third issue, which looks at documentary photography in the U.S. during the last ten years.

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The Hirshhorn’s Crowdsourcing Experiment

by Corinna Kirsch on September 25, 2012
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In a time of dwindling foundational support, museums struggling to find alternate revenue streams often see crowdsourcing as the road to an easy paycheck. How’s that been working out for institutions? Looking at the Hirshhorn’s current campaign, not too well. The museum has received a paltry $500 in donations over the span of five months.

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The Future Looks Grim: “Museums and the Pulse of the Future”

by Corinna Kirsch on July 19, 2012
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Museums are dealing with higher taxes and dried up federal funds, and the future doesn’t look much better. So says TrendsWatch 2012: Museums and the Pulse of the Future, a report just released by the American Association of Museums (AAM). It’s a good, important read for anyone interested in seeing how museums have been dealing with the economic downturn, and how they’ve been using technology to help buffer the financial strain. One thing is certain: museums are entering a new era.

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