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Some Sort of New Museum Planned For Downtown



    Some Sort of New Museum Planned For Downtown

    But where will it go? What we know comes via a press release--from last month--on the web site for downtown magazine LA Life, and from a post today on a Yahoo news group (the post advertises positions available at the museum). Via the press release: "Downtown LA: Christian Martinez publisher of Downtown LA Life Magazine has announced today the formation of a select committee to plan and develop a museum for Downtown Los Angeles. The proposed museum will exhibit and archive the history of Downtown through photography, personal papers, film, art, and the written word."

    More about the committee and the museum via their web site:

    (In Formation)

    Christian Martinez, President
    Anna Maria Lopez, Chair
    Howard Lim, Treasurer
    John Cox, Secretary

    Honorary Chairs

    Dr. & Mrs. Lee
    Jack Mosby
    Myra Wildhorn


    Committee Members

    Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Boulet
    Susan Brewer
    J.T. Coldwell
    Gloria Gilmore-Dahl
    Saul Goldman
    Edward Goldstein
    William Olds
    Jeffery Peterson
    Peter Reichman

    William Tennant


    Chief Historical Advisor:

    Brent C. Dickerson
    University of California, Long Beach


    Legal Representation:

    Christie Gaumer, Esq.
    Downtown Los Angeles

    Departments in Development


    (All Mediums - All Languages)

    i. Department of Native History
    ii. Department of Hispanic History
    iii. Migration and Demographics
    (Ethnic migration)
    iv. Social and Political History
    v. Non-ethnic and Transcultural History

    Architecture, Art, and Design
    (All Mediums)

    i. Architecture and Design
    ii. Arts and Culture
    iii. Environmental Studies

    Literature, Poetry, Film, Audio
    (All Mediums)

    i. Books, Papers, Monographs, Collections
    ii. Poetry Collections
    iii. Films, Media extracts, Recordings

    And they are also hiring:

    Posted by: "Downtown LA Life Magazine" morenet.rm
    Tue Oct 7, 2008 12:47 pm (PDT)



    We are seeking the following people to join our team. Positions will be paid/part time/full time when the museum is opened. You may be retired, a minority, disabled or have a challenged wellness history. Prefer, but not limited to local candidates. EEOC Diversity.

    Computer database knowledge on both MAC/PC platforms is required. Presentation
    software knowledge required, PowerPoint. Good communication skills to be
    demonstrated. .

    1. Librarian: Organize our proposed library and book / media donations and
    research department. 5 years experience. Spanish Required.

    2. Associate Historian/professional with a record of being active in Downtown
    history projects. Spanish Required.

    3. Space/Environmental Designer: designer with a track record of designing
    public spaces.

    4. Arts Representative: to join the DMA committee (voting position).
    Please have a knowledge of the arts in Downtown, with-in an historical context.

    5. Museum Curator: Knowledge/experienc e with museums and topic specific
    collections in varied mediums. Spanish required.

    Positions may required degrees and you may be asked to demonstrate your knowledge of Downtown Los Angeles by oral review.

    Please ask for details for each specific position. More positions to be announced. Please send a letter of interest with your qualifications to:

    Downtownmuseum@ Downtownlalife. com ~ Attn. Monica Mendez
    · DMA {Official Site]

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