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The Art of Empathy: Celebrating Literature in Translation

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading

The importance of translation, from a variety of viewpoints.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Librarian of Congress Appoints Charles Wright Poet Laureate

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Headlines,Libraries/Museums

Press release about the selection of former UVA professor Charles Wright as poet laureate.  Includes background information on the position and a complete list of past poet laureates/consultants in poetry.  From the Library of Congress


Preparatory Action: Culture in EU External Relations

Categories: Arts/Humanities,European Union,Foreign Affairs

Examines how country members of the European Union can use their cultural resources to create a cultural relations strategy to improve relations with other countries.  From the European Commission


Government Doubles Official Estimate: There are 35,000 Active Museums in the U.S.

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums,Science/Technology,Statistics

Also describes types of museums and provides a link to the data file.  From the Institute of Museum and Library Services


National Endowment for the Arts Awards More than $74 Million to U.S. Nonprofits

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Govt Finance

Press release which details the awards made in 971 grants to nonprofit organizations nationwide for the second half of FY2014.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Research: Art Works Grants Final Papers

Categories: Arts/Humanities

A list of publications, working papers, and presentations resulting from recent research awards made by the National Endowment for the Arts.   From the NEA


National Gallery of Art to Launch NGA Online Editions, an Interactive Way to Explore its Collections

Categories: Arts/Humanities

Announces intention of making available online, beginning in late April 2014, exhibit catalogs that will document more than 5,000 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the museum’s collections.  From the National Gallery of Art


Music Licensing Study: Notice and Request for Public Comment

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations

Announces the initiation of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of existing methods of licensing music and calls for public comment.  From the U.S. Copyright Office


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