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By Victoria D. Alexander, Marilyn Rueschemeyer

This e-book examines the effect of states and their rules on visible paintings. States form the position of artwork and artists in society, impact the advance of audiences, aid inventive paintings, or even impact the very nature of creative creation. The booklet contrasts advancements within the usa with artwork guidelines in Britain and within the social democratic states of Norway and Sweden. additionally, it analyzes revealing transitions - the alterations led to in East Germany after unification and the reports of artists who left the Soviet Union for the west. the result's an important contribution to the sociology and the political financial system of artwork.

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5 The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) also funds art museums. The agency was created in 1996 when the Institute of Museum Services (itself established in 1977) was combined with the federal programs in the Department of Education for libraries. 4 million (IMLS, 2004). Funds are granted to museums of all kinds under five different programs (Museums for America, Museum Assessment Program, Conservation Project Support, Conservation Assessment Program, and National Leadership Grants for Museums).

Great Britain and, especially, France), and some degree of fragmentation of funding exists in all nation-states. The NEA reports that in 1995 the United States, including federal, state, and local government sources, spent $6 per capita on the arts and museums. 7 Though these figures are not completely comparable, they strongly demonstrate that the United States lags behind most developed nations in direct cultural spending. , 1983). Most important are a variety of tax laws. The US tax code allows deductions, to both individuals and corporations, for charitable giving.

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