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Media Coverage

February 14, 2019
Rising Flamenco

Dallas — The Orchestra of New Spain’s overall mission of bringing immediacy and cultural relevance to artistic traditions of Hispanic heritage has probably never been more pertinent and more necessary.

“The City of Dallas, through the Office of Cultural Affairs, has acknowledged that historically different communities have been supported at different levels,” said Joy Bailey-Bryant, vice-president with Lord Cultural Resources, in a report from KERA’s Art & Seek last fall. “And that the city has been instrumental in supporting some organizations more heavily than others.”

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February 7, 2019

Risk in a professional setting is often perceived as something unwanted – something to avoid at all costs. We want to be calculated in our decisions, and to be sure of their successes. Rather than seeking risk out, many of us choose to cast doubt upon it.

On February 7th, the Museum Studies Students Association (MUSSA) took yet another step towards dispelling such myths. As part of the 50th Anniversary of the Museum Studies Program (MMSt50), MUSSA invited four incredible panelists – Jim Shedden (Manager of Publishing at the Art Gallery of Ontario), Shaniqua Liston (Operations Manager at Kingston Penitentiary Tours), Kathleen Brown (Chief Operating Officer of Lord Cultural Resources), and Karen Carter (Founding Executive Director of Myseum of Toronto) - to speak on their respective approaches to risk in professional settings.

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February 4, 2019
Art of creating a treasure trove from scratch

A retired bureaucrat who, by his own admission, knew little about art until a few years ago, has sculpted with passion a trailblazer art project in Bihar that has set the benchmark for other states to emulate. Anjani Kumar Singh is the president of the Bihar Museum, the latest landmark on the map of Patna and the fruition of an idea that he believes was ahead of its time.

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January 31, 2019
Discussion, vision begins for proposed African American Cultural Center in Long Beach

An event kicking off a visioning process for a proposed African American Cultural Center in Long Beach drew nearly 100 people that included community members who for decades have taken personal responsibility to spread knowledge on a diverse culture in a city without a formal institution for it.

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January 29, 2019
Long Beach kicks off long-awaited process to develop African-American cultural center

It’s been nearly a year since Long Beach City Councilman Al Austin called for the city to begin developing an African-American cultural center — and that process is finally taking shape.

Austin, along with other local leaders, spoke to a packed room at the Expo Arts Center in Bixby Knolls Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, about how residents can get involved with turning the idea into a reality.

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January 10, 2019
BC government's new Chinese Canadian history museum could cost up to $100 million

The provincial government announced its partnership with the City of Vancouver last September to explore the creation of a new Chinese-Canadian museum, and it is now engaged in a public consultation process that will help guide the creation of a detailed proposal.

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January 10, 2019
El museo Chillida-Leku se reabrirá al público en abril de este año

El museo Chillida-Leku, el imponente espacio artístico al aire libre que acoge más de 40 obras de gran formato del escultor vasco más universal, reabrirá sus puertas en abril de este año tras permanecer cerrado al público desde enero de 2011, cuando la familia del artista decidió el cierre por la crisis económica y la falta de ayudas oficiales. "Estamos francamente encantados ante esta nueva etapa que va a experimentar Chillida-Leku”, afirma Luis Chillida en nombre de los herederos.

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January 4, 2019
Intelligence museum receives $10 million donation

One of the largest private foundations in the U.S. has donated $10 million to the National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations, The Office of Strategic Services Society announced on Dec. 17.

A nonprofit based in Falls Church, the Office of Strategic Services Society promotes the history and work of the O.S.S., which was the country’s first centralized intelligence agency, and its successors, including the C.I.A.

The OSS Society has been working on the National Museum of Intelligence and Strategic Operations since 2015 when it commissioned the museum-planning firm Lord Cultural Resources to develop a master plan that outlined the concept, visitor experience, and cost and staffing expectations for the facility.

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December 19, 2018
Bermuda chosen for global conservation forum

The island is to host a major international conservation conference next year, according to the Bermuda National Trust.

The BNT won a bid for the International Conference of National Trusts 2019, which is expected to bring 150 representatives of conservation groups around the world.

The forum, from March 27 to 30, marks the group’s 18th conference. According to a Trust statement issued this afternoon, it was last staged in Bermuda 30 years ago.

It will coincide with the fourth Caribbean Conference of National Trusts, allowing trusts from around the region to discuss issues.

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November 28, 2018
Dallas Cultural Plan 2018 Unanimously Adopted by City Council

The city's new Cultural Plan, which makes a bold commitment to embrace equity and diversity in the city's arts landscape over the next seven to 10 years, got a unanimous vote of confidence from the Dallas City Council, which voted 14-0 to adopt the plan. See item 31 to see the plan unanimously approved.  “I just want to thank you Jennifer and Joy Bailey-Bryant and their group from New York, for this tremendous showing over the last year of all the different arts groups and all the different people.”

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