Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




The following thesis is a report on an Internship with Kurt E. Schon, Ltd., a fine arts gallery dealing in nineteenth century European paintings. The organization is housed in two galleries in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, although its clientele is international, including museums, foundations and private collectors. The Intern acted in the role of researcher, responsible for the researching and documentation of the existing and newly arriving inventory at the Gallery. This report examines the methods by which the Intern approached her duties in regards to issues discussed within the Arts Administration curriculum. The writer will make parallels between the issues faced by the non-profit and for-profit arts sectors, as well as between contemporary and fine arts organizations.