While trying to keep galleries accessible, friendly and interesting, we also have an imperative to protect and preserve.We encourage school groups, families, tourists and coach parties into our carefully-curated halls, and try to keep our screams internalised when we spot a six-year-old scaling the heights of a plinth, or a class of 16-year-olds shoving one another next to a glass case.
This multi-million-dollar investment in culture is fuelled by several factors: administrators’ recognition that the arts can promote nimble thinking, student demand and donor co-operation.
Over the past decade, many university leaders and donors have come to the same conclusion: investment in the arts is essential to building a competitive institution in an increasingly global world.
This year, around half a dozen new museums and arts centres are opening on campuses across the country, from Columbia University in New York to Rice University in Texas.
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There's not much to getting past this one except more practice with social and conversation skills so you feel more comfortable in their presence.