Monday, September 13, 2004

Radio giant enters museum biz

Quad-City Times Newspaper Online - the Quad-Cities Home Page: "Actually, curators, consultants and museum directors tend to express bewilderment that a corporation craving large profits thinks there's money to be made from touring art shows. Museums have been organizing such shows for decades and have usually had to fall back on private philanthropy and government grants to fill the gap between costs and earnings. To make money, some worry, Clear Channel inevitably must stint on the main ingredients of excellence: scholarship that infuses a display with ideas and a painstaking, often years-long quest to find and borrow just the right pieces to make those ideas come alive."

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