The Resource A museum on the verge : a socioeconomic history of the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1882-2000, Jeffrey Abt

A museum on the verge : a socioeconomic history of the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1882-2000, Jeffrey Abt

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A museum on the verge : a socioeconomic history of the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1882-2000
Title
A museum on the verge
Title remainder
a socioeconomic history of the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1882-2000
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Abt
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of America's largest and oldest municipal art museums. However, even as the museum grew into a distinguished collection, there were threats of closure. The DIA has walked a financial tightrope since it opened just over a century ago, and was nearly closed by government funding cuts in the 1970s and 1990s. Now Jeffrey Abt tells how the DIA has had to struggle to maintain its fine art collection with barely enough income to remain open. A Museum on the Verge goes behind the scenes at the DIA to disclose the political, economic, and social forces that shaped the museum from its founding to the present day. Drawing on new archival research, Abt reveals that the growing discrepancy between the museum's size and its operating budget was the result of a century of ad hoc solutions to institutional problems that left the DIA vulnerable to annual income losses- especially reductions of government funding. He also explains its complex relations with private and government entities and delineates the integral role of the museum's support group, the Founders Society. Abt's account is supplemented by a wealth of material, including legal documents and numerical data taken at five-year intervals from the 1880s through 2000 that is presented in both tables and graphs. The data, which comprehensively survey vital statistics such as attendance, collections growth, and finances, provide a rich resource for comparative research on other museums. As a case study of a prominent public institution, A Museum on the Verge offers an invaluable research model for scholars and museum professionals alike
Cataloging source
DLC
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Abt, Jeffrey
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N560
LC item number
.A83 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Detroit Institute of Arts
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  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • Art museums
  • Art museums
  • Art
  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Finanzierung
  • Geschichte 1882-2000
  • Michigan
Label
A museum on the verge : a socioeconomic history of the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1882-2000, Jeffrey Abt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-306) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface -- List of abbreviations and symbols -- Introduction -- 1: Taste and wealth enough to found a gallery, 1882-1908 -- 2: Changing places, owners, and name, 1909-1919 -- 3: Second start, a new building, and drastic economies, 1920-1959 -- 4: Expansions, state rescue, and questions of governance, 1960-1982 -- 5: Failed plans, fresh crises, and a third start, 1983-2000 -- Afterword -- Appendixes -- A: Documents -- B: Graphs -- C: Tables -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
315 p.
Isbn
9780814328415
Lccn
00012413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45356655
  • (OCoLC)ocm45356655
Label
A museum on the verge : a socioeconomic history of the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1882-2000, Jeffrey Abt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface -- List of abbreviations and symbols -- Introduction -- 1: Taste and wealth enough to found a gallery, 1882-1908 -- 2: Changing places, owners, and name, 1909-1919 -- 3: Second start, a new building, and drastic economies, 1920-1959 -- 4: Expansions, state rescue, and questions of governance, 1960-1982 -- 5: Failed plans, fresh crises, and a third start, 1983-2000 -- Afterword -- Appendixes -- A: Documents -- B: Graphs -- C: Tables -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
315 p.
Isbn
9780814328415
Lccn
00012413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45356655
  • (OCoLC)ocm45356655

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