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Title:A Critical Analysis of the Ethnography of Krannert Art Museum
Author(s):Armstrong, Marisa; Jaronczyk, Adrian; Ruelo, Kim; White, Michelle
Subject(s):Performance/Expressive Culture
Krannert Art Museum
Community Service
Abstract:This project evaluates the activity systems (composed of community, rules, division of labor, tools, subject, and motives) in the Krannert Art Museum as seen through its mission statement. It focuses on the evolution of the mission statement, how it should be interpreted, the exact motives behind the statement, what challenges it presents to the museum, and its involvement within the community. On the basis of interviews and archival, literature, and internet research, the authors find that the mission statement’s main goal is to provide a guide for the inner activities of the museum. Its connection to the community appears to be of primary importance.
Issue Date:2006-05-15
Publication Status:unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-09-02

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  • University Units and Institutional Transformation
    Projects in this collection explore institutional growth and change as seen in the histories and practices of university units and programs.
  • Student Communities and Culture
    The university offers an extraordinary opportunity to study and document student communities, life, and culture. This collection includes research on the activities, clubs, and durable social networks that comprise sometimes the greater portion of the university experience for students.
  • The University and the Community
    This collection of student research interrogates the relationships between the university and the local community.

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