In an episode of the History Channel's “America's Book of Secrets,” Erik Nemeth discusses the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist of 1990 and the broader implications of art crime for national security.
Artists can play a positive role in shaping public debate and supporting democratic transition in the Middle East. This report explores challenges to artists after the Arab uprisings and how governments and nongovernmental actors can support them.
High-end collectors and cultural-heritage abusers alike would benefit from a boost in cultural intelligence, or “CQ,” to grasp the interrelation of art, culture, economic development, and human rights, writes Erik Nemeth.
In the Arab world, children outnumber adults, are more likely than their parents to be literate, and are more likely to be accepting of new ideas. A review of books and other media targeted toward them discovers works that promote tolerance, coexistence, and respect for the "other."
the politics of cultural property and economics of the art market indicate a complement to hard and soft power in foreign relations.
A panel of Hollywood heavyweights at RAND's Politics Aside event discusses the international influence of American entertainment programming and delves into how popular films can shape the public perception of historic events.
Despite a range of legislative and policy interventions, the trade in illicit art and antiquities continues to flourish, resulting in damage to the arts, scholarship, and heritage. RAND Europe explored new ways of curtailing the illegal trade in cultural property.
Community-Based Drug Treatment Programs Can Help Youths Curb Drug Use, Improve Mental Health.
Within the Arab world, many creative works are being produced that could play a role in countering violent extremism. This book examines the substantial barriers to the broad dissemination of these creative works and suggests ways to overcome them.
This downloadable brochure features RAND research on the arts, with links to each of the publications on the RAND web site.
Projects what the future likely holds for state arts agencies and for state arts policy if current trends and current strategies for addressing economic, political, and demographic challenges continue.
This research brief summarizes a study about what it means to cultivate demand for the arts, why it is important to do so, the role of arts learning in this effort, and arts and education policy changes needed to build future arts audiences.
The Museums, Libraries and Archives (MLA) Council is the lead strategic agency for museums, libraries and archives in England.
RAND Study Finds Visual Arts Picture Isn't as Rosy as It First Appears
Providing information about developments in the visual arts world, this book promotes analysis of the sector, describing the characteristics of visual arts consumers (collectors and appreciators), artists, finances, and organizations.
Surveys indicate that 72 percent of U.S. museum artworks reside in storage facilities. Experts argue that keeping many of these works in storage is not advancing the museums' missions and, additionally, that maintaining artworks in storage is costly....
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Ph.D. in economics, University of California, Berkeley; B.A. in economics, Wellesley College
Ph.D. in sociology, University of Wisconsin; B.A. in government, Wesleyan University
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Ph.D. in English, University of Washington