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12 February 2014 // JRA Culture

The Art of the Sketch, by Colin Cronin

You may not know that by night, designer and JRA+blog contributor, Colin Cronin, is a sketch comedy artist!  His troupe, The…
02 October 2013 // Thoughts

Old “Stuff”, New Strategies: Taking Museums into the 21st Century

This week, Designer Colin Cronin takes over the blog to talk about why museums sometimes get a bad rap, and…
30 May 2013 // Thoughts

The Business of Culture Follow-Up: How Museums Saved a Scottish City

As reported in InPark Magazinetoday, last week the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) welcomed 5,000 attendees to its Annual Meeting and…
15 May 2013 // Thoughts

The Business of Culture Conclusion: Museums, Robots and the Economy

And there you have it. Over the past six weeks, we’ve analyzed the impact of museums and other cultural assets on economic…
10 May 2013 // Thoughts

The Business of Culture: Engines for the Tourism Machine

Common sense dictates that in order to bring tourists to your town (or state or country), you have to have…
02 May 2013 // Thoughts

The Business of Culture: Attracting Talent, Inspiring Entrepreneurship

Yesterday, we examined Richard Florida’s theory in The Rise of the Creative Class Revisitedthat today’s creative, knowledge-based workers often value quality…
01 May 2013 // Thoughts

The Business of Culture: Museums, Employment and the Creative Class

And we’re back with “The Business of Culture: Museums as Economic Development.” But before we move forward with our next…
24 April 2013 // Thoughts

The Business of Culture: Creative Placemaking Part 3 – A Mind for Growth

In our second segment on creative placemaking, we visited The High Line, a park that transformed New York’s Chelsea Neighborhood.…
18 April 2013 // Thoughts

The Business of Culture: Creative Placemaking Part 2 – Livin’ The High Line

Yesterday, we introduced the concept of creative placemaking and how the smart planning of cultural assets can mean big financial…