A colleague in the arts sent along the following:
"An analysis of the mission statements of leading US art museums yields some surprising results," By András Szántó. From Art Basel Miami Beach daily edition; Published online: 01 December 2011.
The graphic above shows most frequently used words in 60 museum mission statements. The bigger the word, the more often it appears.
Quick. What do the following terms have in common? Beauty. Values. Discussion. Contemplation. The answer: none of them figures prominently among the institutional imperatives of US art museums—at least in light of their mission statements.
If we were do the same for the nation's academic medical centers, what words would predominate? Which would be missing?
Please provide your answers in the comments below.