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GREAT MUSEUMS 2010: WHAT MAKES A MUSEUM?

“GREAT MUSEUMS: NEW ORLEANS: A LIVING MUSEUM OF MUSIC” “If you wanna get an authentic American experience, that living museum, just walk around the streets of New Orleans, talk to people. It’s there.” Irvin Mayfield, Director, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra; Cultural Ambassador for New Orleans and the state of Louisiana (April 2010)—In “GREAT MUSEUMS: NEW …

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AN ACQUIRING MIND: PHILIPPE DE MONTEBELLO AND THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

“Those of us who run the museums, run them for the benefit of the public, all the public.” Philippe de Montebello, Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1977 to 2008. (February 2010)—The extraordinary legacy of Philippe de Montebello, who served for 31 years as Director of The Metropolitan Museum Art, is chronicled in GREAT …

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Irvin Mayfield & Nojo Composing Music For Great Museums New Orleans Project

hesney and I just returned from meeting with the extraordinary jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield in New Orleans. Irvin is composing the background music for our upcoming GREAT MUSEUMS special “New Orleans: A Living Museum of Music.” He and members of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) will perform the material in a live recording session …

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Executive Producer Marc Doyle Recalls Interviewing Baseball Legends

The following interview appeared on SnagFilms in conjunction with its launch of the Great Museums documentary, “Home Base: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.” OK, question, who would you like to have interviewed from baseball’s past and what would you have asked him? After years of research and scores of interviews we did …

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GREAT MUSEUMS GOES GLOBAL 2008: SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL ZOO AND CURIOUS ABOUT CUBA

GREAT MUSEUMS GOES GLOBAL 2008: “THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL ZOO: WILD THING!” and “GREAT MUSEUMS OF HAVANA: CURIOUS ABOUT CUBA” Great Museums Steps Outside the Museum Walls to Showcase Global Stories of Preservation and Restoration With Two Trailblazing Specials for FALL 2008 (October 2008)—What do the colonial squares of Havana, Cuba, and the endangered species of …

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GREAT MUSEUMS GOES GLOBAL 2008: CHINA: WEST MEETS EAST AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

GREAT MUSEUMS of the WORLD GREAT MUSEUMS GOES GLOBAL WITH A 2008 OLYMPIC SPECIAL: CHINA: WEST MEETS EAST AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART “There is no better method to penetrate into the Chinese frame of mind than through its art.” Philippe de Montebello, Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (June, 2008) As excitement builds …

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MOVE OVER SISTER WENDY,” MUSEUM NEWS, BY AMANDA KRAUS

An interview with Chesney Doyle, Creator, Great Museums® The creative goal of Echo Pictures, Inc., the independent production company that created “Great Museums,” is clearly stated: “to knock people out with a half-hour of T.V. that sends them to the Web or their local museum, library, historical society, or school…” Now, imagine that statement spoken …

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Interview with Chesney Doyle and Marc Doyle, Co-Executive Producers, Great Museums Even the most avid museum-goers would agree that there are days when the comforts of home, in particular, the couch and the remote control, win out over trekking to a local museum. [W]atching the tube doesn’t have to be the polar opposite of visiting …

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