The Neon Museum, Inc.

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Introduction
The Neon Museum was founded in 1996 as a partnership between the Allied Arts Council of Southern Nevada and the City of Las Vegas. The Museum is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment (The Neon Museum, Inc., 2013). Dedicated individuals from the private sector, as well as corporate and government entities, worked collaboratively to promote the preservation of these national treasures as significant pieces of artistic and historical importance (The Neon Museum, Inc., 2013). Each of the more than 170 signs in the Neon Museum’s collection offers a unique story about the personalities who created it, what inspired it, where and when it was made, and the role it played in Las Vegas’ distinctive history. In addition, the Neon Museum collection chronicles changes and trends in sign design and technology through pieces ranging from the 1930s to the present day (The Neon Museum, Inc., 2013).
Organizational Structure
The Neon Museum is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of no less than 12 trustees at any given time (Board of Trustees, The Neon Museum Inc., 2013). There are three separate sub committees that govern different areas which include a finance committee, a collections committee, and a nominations and development committee. The finance committee oversees the financials, audit and budget for the…

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