In the 1950-1952 Biennial President’s Report (Digital Conservancy), Ruth Lawrence shares an appraisal of how the concepts of museums and art have changed since becoming Director in 1934:

The concepts of museums, the methods of teaching art, and the attitudes of art have changed completely since WWI. Our 19th century patterns were deliberate and unhurried; speed is today’s yardstick. Therefore, what is presented must meet the demands of rapid appraisal, coupled with maximum interest.

From Box 3, “Staff Photographs, Resumes,” Ruth in the gallery…


1 Comment on "Appraisal"

  1. Erik Moore | March 16, 2011 at 4:07 pm |

    Appropriate for the processing table as well.

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