the exemplary museum for example, focus on the development and use of exhibitions, care of collections, use of technology, strategic planning for the future, why some students and faculty do not use the museum, etc. Rather, we sought to describe the overall impact of the exemplary campus art museum on the people who make use of them.3 We settled on four research questions:
1. In what ways are exemplary campus art museums integrated into the academic lives of students and faculty? 2. How do students, faculty, and the public interact with campus art museums beyond the academic curriculum? 3. What institutional cultures and structures support campus art museums and what major challenges stretch them? 4. How have works of art distributed through the “Great Kress Giveaway” fifty years ago been used and what differences, if any, have the gifts made for the museums, students, faculty, and communities on which they were bestowed?
Methods The “exemplary” campus art museum became the focus of the study in order to learn from museums
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