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DEC 2018-JAN 2019

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December 2018/January 2019 airportbusiness 29 PASSENGER EXPERIENCE and allows our staff to avail themselves of AAM publications and training.” SFO Museum’s curatorial committee includes the museum’s director/chief curator and seven curators who develop 44 to 46 exhibitions each year, said O’Brien. “With 25 unique sites located throughout the terminals, we work to provide a balance of appealing exhibitions on the topics of history, design, decorative arts, popular culture, technology, craft and anthropology, among many others.” The most successful exhibitions are those that explore the fascinating intersections between subjects, O’Brien explained. “Naturally, transportation is a frequent theme, with exhibitions on the subject of commercial aviation presented in five galleries located in the Aviation Museum and Library,” he said. “In programming such a broad range of subjects, we’re confident that we’re engaging and inspiring a great number of the airport’s 58 million annual passengers at any given time.” Augusta Regional Airport’s art program highlights the art community in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), said Lauren Smith, the airport’s public relations and customer service manager. “There are numerous local artists who want to have a place in which they can highlight their work. What better place than the local airport,” she said. The airport formed an art committee made up of aviation commissioners, airport staff and art experts, said Smith. “When we want to hold an exhibit, we put out an artist all call and the committee then evaluates each one,” she said. There is no formal process to contacting and choosing artists, since this is a volunteer committee, said Smith. “Airport staff reaches out to those who we think may be interested and would be an asset to the program,” she said. “We normally put out three artists all calls for our Spring Music Fest and holiday entertainment, along with 2D/3D artists.” For many visitors, Vancouver International Airport provides the first and last impression of British Columbia, said Rita Beiks, curator of the airport’s art program. “A lot of emphasis is placed on ensuring the art and architecture is reflective of the province’s diverse landscape and people. Vancouver’s award-winning Sense of Place draws on the themes of land, sea and sky,” she said. The Vancouver Airport Authority’s thematic master plan sets the overall thematic design for all future planning and development at the airport, said Beiks. “The purpose is to celebrate the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of B.C. while recalling the memories of significant local community icons and experiences,” she explained. “Based on B.C.’s Land, Sea and Sky, each area within the airport reflects a specific geographic region.” There are two components to Vancouver’s art program — permanent installations and temporary displays. The largest collection of art is made up of permanent installations, said Beiks. “The majority of these pieces are created by British Columbian First Nations artists. When a construction project is underway in a public area, a percentage of the budget is put towards commissioning an artwork for that area,” said Beiks. “A selection committee reviews the submissions and selects one artist SFO Museum's curatorial committee includes the museum's director/chief curator and seven curators who develop 44 to 46 exhibitions each year. San Francisco International Airport The most successful exhibitions at SFO are those that explore the fascinating intersections between subjects. San Francisco International Airport

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