Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




This internship report describes the student's experiences while working for the Development Department of Laguna Gloria Art Museum in Austin, Texas. This museum is a non-collecting, contemporary art museum, dedicated to twentieth century American art. At the time of the student's internship, Laguna Gloria was a Museum in transition; attempting to move from its original location on the outskirts of town into a proposed downtown facility. This proposed facility was envisioned to improve the Museum's image in the community as a major cultural asset. The intern's assignments in the Development Department were not directly associated with this new facility though the proposed new building had a major impact on the Museum's continuing operations.