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Set in Stone - Building America’s New Generation of Arts Facilities: 1994-2008

The University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center, in partnership with the Harris School of Public Policy and the research organization NORC, launched in 2007 a major study of cultural building projects in the United States looking at a building boom between 1994 and 2008 that included museums, performing arts centers (PACs), and theaters. The primary goal of the study was to establish research that would serve as a basic and essential resource for any cultural group in the country involved in planning the construction, renovation, or expansion of their facilities. Read more