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Windermere Steamboat Museum‎ Seeks Heritage Lottery Fund Award

The Windermere Steamboat Museum & Historic Boat Collection, situated on the shores of Lake Windermere, has successfully passed the first round of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid. The HLF has endorsed the outline proposal, believing that the £10 million project has the potential to deliver high-quality benefits and value for money. The HLF has […]

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Akron Art Museum M.C. Escher Exhibition Surpasses Attendance Expectations

Surpassing attendance expectations, M.C. Escher: Impossible Realities has drawn record crowds to the Akron Art Museum. As the last of only two venues in the United States to show this once-in-a-lifetime loan from Athens, Greece, Impossible Realities drew visitors from across the country. Escher fans came from as far away as Alaska, California and Washington, […]

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Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum and Museum of Glass Offer Free Admission on May 18

Three museums will participate in the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day by offering free admission. Seattle Art Museum will offer free admission to the Seattle Art Museum Downtown and the Seattle Asian Art Museum on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, and Tacoma Art Museum and Museum of Glass will both offer free […]

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Derrick Cartwright Resigns as Director of Seattle Art Museum

Derrick Cartwright Resigns as Director of Seattle Art Museum

Derrick Cartwright is resigning as SAM’s Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director effective June 30, 2011. Mr. Cartwright was named the museum’s director in May 2009. “This was a difficult decision for me but I feel the timing is right for a leadership change at SAM,” said Cartwright. “SAM is today in a much stronger position than […]

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