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Attracting donors and collectors: the case of the Portland Museum of Art

We recently welcomed Mark Bessire, director of the Portland Museum of Art, to speak in the seminar on collecting and sponsorship organized by the museum and the Fundación Godia. We felt that his experience in fund raising, although belonging to a very different cultural and economic environment, was not only enlightening but it also provided us with helpful tips as to how to understand the relationship between donors and institutions, so we asked him to let us publish it in our blog. Artists founded the Portland Society of Art in 1882. While most American museums were founded by industrialists aspiring to ...