University art museum case study Essay

1214 Words Feb 17th, 2014 5 Pages
Analysis:
A son of the president of a university dedicated an Art Museum to a university he was once an alumnus in. The son was a rich investor in a Bank and gave the Art Museum his small high quality collections of art. He worked as the art museum director without payments until he passed away. During his management to the museum, he collection some art pieces from other universities. The museum’s visitors were very limited. After the death of the founder, the university wanted to hire a new manager. While the university was doing its searching for the new manager, there was a graduate from Art History Faculty who took over the management temporarily.
Miss Kirkoff was the new manager, she took over everything since the day she
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He encouraged visits from public schools and that made the museum from being busy but quite into an overly crowded place with school children. The museum’s ratings fell dramatically and that is because students were no more encouraged to go attend classes in the noisy place.
In 1983, the museum made an Islamic Exhibition with an opening speech by one of the Arab ambassadors and the speech drifted off to talking about Israel and the American Policies of supporting Israel. The speech was too attacking and violent that made the museum’s reputation drop even more. Later, the senate of the university decided that exhibitions will only be held after the approval of an assigned committee. The director started calling the university names as they wanted to make art only for rich people.
On a meeting the senate of the university held, the dean and other high positions in the university agreed that hiring this director was not the best idea of all. On the other hand, an economist who was present at the meeting said that the problem is not the director but the policy itself. He stated that making the museum available for the community was a right policy although how he applied it was wrong. That is how the debate and argument started between the members of the meeting because that is when the Art History Faculty Dean refused to let the museum be an open community resource. The…