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News Briefing: Former Met Museum Chief Tells of Mrs. Astor’s Charity, and Decline

By Kate Golden on May 5, 2009No Comment
  • A nonprofit group, the Center for Democracy and Technology, is seeking the public release of reports and memorandums generated by the Congressional Research Service.  [New York Times]
  • Philippe de Montebello, the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, testifies at the trial of Brooke Astor's son.  [New York Times]
  • The Gates Foundation supports 81 unconventional, innovative global health research projects with $100,000 grants.  [Associated Press]
  • Arts administrators across the country say this recession feels deeper, more widespread, and nastier.  [Washington Post]
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