The following research survey my be of interest to readers of the Museum Anthropology weblog. It is presented on behalf of the student researcher Theresa Kelliher of the Harvard Extension School, who is solely responsible for its content.
My name is Theresa Kelliher. I am conducting a survey, the results of which will be analyzed in a thesis titled, “What Say Ye? Art Museums, Collecting Ethics, and the Public Trust,” for a Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) Degree in the field of Museum Studies from the Harvard Extension School. The survey should take no more than 20 minutes. My goal is to determine the extent of the public's knowledge, beliefs and expectations regarding the collection of undocumented, illegally-exported, and/or looted cultural objects in American art museums. While the topic is widely covered in the media by scholars and journalists, this survey aims to uncover the opinions of those most likely to utilize museums-museum professionals and the art-savvy, museum-going public. Your thoughts are very valuable for my research, and your participation is greatly appreciated.
Link to survey:
theresakelliher (at) hotmail (dot) com