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    Museums Advocacy Day blog from Max A. van Balgooy of Engaging Places

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    Alexander Calder Untitled, 1976 National Gallery of Art, East.

    An absolutely wonderful video by Whitney about the preservation of Alexander Calder's circus. ▶ Conserving Calder's Circus - YouTube

    In defending their nonprofit status, museums are being pushed to quantify the good they provide to society. Part of that good is economic. How can we quantify the non-economic benefits we provide?

    Doug Aitken’s Song 1 at the Hirshhorn

    Conservation, defined as the preservation of cultural property for future generations, is one of the primary missions of the IMA. The Museum’s conservation staff conserves, maintains, preserves, and researches the Museum’s collection, adhering to national and international codes of ethics and care. Conservators and conservation scientists are professionals with advanced training in art history, science, studio art, and related fields with exceptional expertise in their area of specialization.

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    Mark Leonard '76 appointed as the first chief conservator at the Dallas Museum of Art.

    The Menil Conservation Department is responsible for the care and preservation of the museum’s great variety of objects—some 16,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, and rare books. While restoring artworks to their prime condition is one of the most visible tasks, the majority of the department’s work entails minimizing risks of damage. The conservators and department staff work closely with museum colleagues and various specialists to maintain an ideal environment...

    "Advocacy Day 2027: Museums Fight to Regain Nonprofit Status" from the blog of the Center for the Future of Museums, American Association of Museums

    An effigy censer, (AD 1200-1500), from Mayapan, Yucatan, Mexico, is displayed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, exhibit "Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico." The exhibit is an exploration of the ancient kingdoms of southern Mexico and their deity: Quetzalcoatl, the human incarnation of the Plumed Serpent, being shown at LACMA's Resnick Pavilion from April 1 through July 1. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes.

    Architectural conservator

    Boston Museum of Science's Ioannis Miaoulis on Museums and STEM education

    How museums can transform the art of learning – Business 360 - Blogs

    Cutting edge | Museums Association blog about budget cuts from the UK but applicable to museums everywhere.

    IMLS Blog about President's budget request for IMLS

    NEA announces plan to measure economic contribution on art