Lessons from the Depression

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This powerpoint accompanies the article "Bringing it to the People, Lessons from the Great Depression" about what museums did during the 1930s economic crisis. …

This powerpoint accompanies the article "Bringing it to the People, Lessons from the Great Depression" about what museums did during the 1930s economic crisis. http://www.aam-us.org/pubs/mn/depression.cfm

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  • 1. Lessons fromthe Great Depression Marjorie Schwarzer John F. Kennedy University March 4, 2010
  • 2. De Young Museum, 2006
  • 3. Liberace Museum, Las Vegas
  • 4. Activity at Exploratorium, based on experiential ideas of John Dewey
  • 5. Palace of Legion of Honor, San Francisco (1926)
  • 6. Taxidermy display, 1928Snow Museum of Natural History, Oakland
  • 7. Outdoor nature lessons basedon experiential ideas of John Dewey
  • 8. 1920s immigrants fromGreece, Italy, Eastern Europe
  • 9. Between 1923 and 1930,most American families bought their first radio.
  • 10. In 1929, the stockmarket crashed15010050 0 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933
  • 11. In a time of financial famine, the public is forced to a reappraisal of all its possessions, institutions and customs.—P. Youtz, Brooklyn Museum, 1933
  • 12. Century of Progress Exposition Chicago, 1933
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  • 16. From Duluth Children’s Museum’s Facebook site (2009)
  • 17. Mimeographs from Mabel Wing’s oral history, Duluth Children’s Museum archives
  • 18. Nelson Atkins Museum opened in 1930 in Kansas City
  • 19. Interior, Oakland Public Museum
  • 20. October 29, 1929
  • 21. Nelson Atkins Museum opened in 1930 in Kansas City
  • 22. Andrew Mellon purchased the Alba Madonna for $1.2 million from Russia in 1931
  • 23. National Gallery of Art, founded during the Depression by Andrew Mellon
  • 24. Museum of Science and Industry Coal Mine exhibition, 1933:an ode to technological progress
  • 25. California Academy of Sciencesopened its first Africa Hall in 1934
  • 26. 1920s immigrants fromGreece, Italy, Eastern Europe
  • 27. The first visitor studies were funded by the Carnegie during the Great Depression
  • 28. Visitor studies led to actionMany museums stayed open until 10pm, seven days a week.They rearranged exhibits to make them more comfortable to view.
  • 29. MoMA director Alfred Barr touring college students through a traveling exhibition
  • 30. In 1930, AFA began to tourthe nation’s first popular art shows
  • 31. Museums offered classes in commercial design for the unemployed in the 1930s
  • 32. Children’s games were popular in 1930s museums
  • 33.  “The [1930s] crisis kindled America’s social imagination … asserting life-saving grace, unity and style against the encroaching darkness.” – Morris Dickstein, Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression, 2009.
  • 34. InnovationPublic ServiceSustainability