Growing the Endowment

Growing the Endowment

I just sent a variant of this post off to many of my graduate students but I wanted to reach a somewhat wider audience. Yesterday Randolph College announced that finally (after 6 years) it has sold George Bellow's "Men at the Docks" for 25 million plus dollars. The money is headed for the college endowment. The painting is headed to...
Of Oxen & Mirrors

Of Oxen & Mirrors

  A couple of months ago someone (or more likely someone posting) drew my attend to The Digital Engagement Framework. Always looking for tools that help museums do what they do more effectively and more efficiently, it has--as a side effect--helped me think about my own work differently. I post to MIDEA less frequently than I have in...
Lovely, Lovely Complexities

Lovely, Lovely Complexities

  The complexity of things - the things within things - just seems to be endless. --Alice Munro There is a magazine called Real Simple: Life Made Easy (http://www.realsimple.com/). Perhaps you know it? This month's online version offers you items like Step into and out of your home in style with these statement-making mats. And the...