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Interview Summary

At the time of this interview, Lois Mateus is an honorary board member for the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, Kentucky. In this interview, she discusses her background in the arts and crafts field. She talks about First Lady of Kentucky Phyllis George Brown's influence on the marketing of the Kentucky craft industry. She discusses the origins of the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, its mission and goals, its exhibits and permanent collection, and its marketing strategies and appeal to tourists. She discusses the future of the crafts industry, including the effects of mass production and the internet.

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2012oh057_ekci026

Interviewee Name

Lois Mateus

Interviewer Name

Amanda Fickey

Interview Date

2011-11-30

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Mateus, Lois Interview by Amanda Fickey. 30 Nov. 2011. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Mateus, L. (2011, November 30). Interview by A. Fickey. Eastern Kentucky Craft Industry: Beyond Entrepreneurship, Examining Alternative Economic Practices in Eastern Kentucky's Craft Industry Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Mateus, Lois, interview by Amanda Fickey. November 30, 2011, Eastern Kentucky Craft Industry: Beyond Entrepreneurship, Examining Alternative Economic Practices in Eastern Kentucky's Craft Industry Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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