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Arts Administration


Welcome to the FSU Libraries' Arts Administration Research Guide


Arshile Gorky and Fiorello La Guardia at the opening of the Federal Art Gallery, 27 December 1935 (Archives of American Art).

For resources pertaining to research in Music Arts Administration please see this guide.

Catalog Tips and Tricks

These are my recommendations for your best bets in researching Arts Administration topics. For additional links and resources please see the navigation bar on the left side of this research guide.

Use the Library of Congress Classification Outline to browse for books in your subject area. Here are some examples for Arts Administration to get you started:

  • AM --- Museums, Collectors, and Collecting
  • N --- Fine Arts
  • N (400-3990) --- Art Museums, Galleries, etc.
  • N (4390-5098) --- Exhibitions
  • N (5198-5299) --- Private Collection and Collectors
  • N (8600-8675) --- Economics of Art
  • N (8700-9165) --- Art and the State; Public Art
  • NX --- Arts in General
  • NX (700-750) --- Patronage of the Arts
  • NX (760-770) --- Administration of the Arts
  • NX (775-777) --- Voluntarism in the Arts
  • NX (798-820) --- Arts Centers and Facilities
  • PN (1560-1590) --- Performing Arts; Show Business
  • PN (2000-3307) --- Dramatic Representation and Theater

The following are just a few subject headings that may be used when searching the Libraries' catalog:

  • Art -- Patronage
  • Arts -- Finance
  • Arts -- Management
  • Arts -- Marketing
  • Arts administrators
  • Art and social action
  • Art and society
  • Cultural policy
  • Fundraising
  • Grants in aid
  • Nonprofit management

These FSU Research Guides may be of interest to your research; a full list of guides can be found here. Each guide will also include contact information for the subject librarian in that area of study:

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