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A Portrait of the Visual Arts: Meeting the Challenges Of A New Era

The world of the visual arts is, at times, a chaotic one. There are a myriad of different institutions attempting to garner the attention of experts in the field, the general public, and various philanthropic organizations. It can be a complex landscape, but this latest report from the RAND organization goes a long way to document the many challenges that the visual arts community faces. While...
Art Institute of Chicago: Science, Art, and Technology

This fine exhibit and pedagogical tool was developed by the Art Institute of Chicago in order assist science teachers in their efforts to explore the relationship between science and art in a museum setting. Supported by a grant from the Polk Brothers Foundation, the various sections of the site reveal "how the scientific method is applied to the making, conserving, and exhibiting of art." The...

In collaboration with a wide range of prominent museums, galleries, and individual artists, Artsy provides resources for anyone who is interested in collecting and learning about fine art. Artsy's mission statement is "to make all the world's art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection." The site focuses on access; there are over 40,000 artists to search from, each with numerous...
Museum Professionals Mailing List

This new bilingual (German and English), moderated mailing list is designed for professionals in "museums, universities and other academic institutions, as well as ... students of the arts, cultural sciences, museology and history." The list will focus primarily on questions related to museums, especially museums and the Internet, but it is also intended to be interdisciplinary and will include...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This month, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art (originally reviewed in the December 22, 1995 Scout Report) unveiled its newly redesigned Website. Attractive and well organized, the site offers information on exhibitions, educational resources, program calendars, publications and reproductions, and other activities and holdings. Three new features in particular stand out. The first is the online...