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Cultural institutions fear bear-market toll

The scenario for area art institutions could darken considerably in 2010, 2011 and 2012, as cultural institutions fully account for devastating investment losses in their endowments â?? a key source of income.

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IMA wins key grant for lab

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is one step closer to establishing its first conservation science lab, which Conservator-in-Charge David Miller said would put the IMA on par with museums in New York, Chicago and Boston—at least in terms of technology.

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Arts fund-raising model not embraced locally

These days, many Indianapolis arts organizations barely know where their next dollar will come from. But an innovative
fund-raising model that’s found success in other cities might provide that sorely needed cash. In Cincinnati,
a venerable not-for-profit called the United Arts Fund, founded in 1927, stages an annual workplace campaign,
then doles out the bountiful proceeds to local arts organizations.

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Black history museum loses site, may land on Indiana Ave.

The clock is running out on plans to build the Indiana Museum of African American History in White River State Park, but the
ambitious project may find a new home on nearby Indiana Avenue. Less than two weeks before the museum’s option on a two-acre
parcel of park land expires, backers were talking with IUPUI about locating the museum on unspecified university-owned land
along Indiana Avenue.

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