In New Solutions for House Museums Harris examines possible options and provides a decision-making methodology as well as a dozen case studies of house museums that have made a successful transition to a new owner or user.
Author: Donna Ann Harris
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Category: Business & Economics
A generational shift is occurring at historic house museums as board members and volunteers retire while few young people step forward to take their place. These landmarks are also plagued by serious deferred maintenance, and many have no endowment funds. What will happen to these sites in the next ten years, and what can be done to assure their continued preservation for generations to come? In New Solutions for House Museums Harris examines possible options and provides a decision-making methodology as well as a dozen case studies of house museums that have made a successful transition to a new owner or user.
This guide describes the essential elements of successful interpretation: content, audience, and methods.
Author: Kenneth C. Turino
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Business & Economics
Creating tours, school programs, and other interpretive activities at historic house museums are among the most effective ways to engage the public in the history of their community and yet many organizations fail to achieve their potential. This guide describes the essential elements of successful interpretation: content, audience, and methods.
Author: Sherry Butcher-YounghansPublish On: 1996-02-08
These are the homes of the earliest settlers, statesmen, frontiersmen, great writers, artists, architects, and industrial magnates. These are the places, carefully saved and preserved, that represent a cultural heritage.
Author: Sherry Butcher-Younghans
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Historic house museums can be found in nearly every city in the United States and Canada. These are the homes of the earliest settlers, statesmen, frontiersmen, great writers, artists, architects, and industrial magnates. These are the places, carefully saved and preserved, that represent a cultural heritage. Despite their popularity, it is not uncommon to find museums that are in poor repair, their collections neglected and their staffs grossly overworked. Many are run by well-meaning and hard-working volunteers who have little or no professional training. Often they survive on shoestring budgets and are able to present only limited programs. Serving both as a hands-on guide and reference, this book examines these problems, offering practical advice and solutions which can be easily implemented. Its useful "lessons" include governance, where to find help, care of collections, conservation, security, and interpretation--all designed to increase the professionalism of the historic house museum.
Author: Organization of American Historians. MeetingPublish On: 2009
... discuss creating a climate ripe for change by instilling urgency in a complacent
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Ensuring the Long Term Preservation of America's Historic Houses ( Altamira
Author: Organization of American Historians. Meeting
Such solutions allow historic house museums to return to the care of owners who
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Interpreting Servants' Lives at Historic House Museums Jennifer Pustz ...
essentially it addresses a core concern of the “ new solutions for historic house museums " debate — change — which may come in the more dramatic forms of
Author: Jennifer Pustz
Category: Social Science
Historic house museums—one of the most prevalent types of history museums in the country—have long depicted the owners of the house and their families, but representing the servants has introduced a unique set of challenges. While museum professionals have increasingly incorporated women, immigrants, African Americans, and other minorities into portrayals of the past, these portrayals often show an idealistic world without class antagonisms or ethnic conflict. Exploring the domestic conflicts that may have existed between mistress and servant often creates a more vivid and believable experience for guests. Through her examination of the pitfalls of interpretation, Pustz offers advice for museum professionals on programming accurate and compelling depictions of those who lived their lives in the back stairs and kitchen rather than in the parlor. Based on extensive surveys of historians at historic house museums, this informative study presents examples of successful interpretation programs, including those that have made the kitchen and servants' quarters the most popular stops on the tour. Pustz encourages museum curators to look beyond the archives of their own institution and explore other era-appropriate sources, including advertising and housekeeping guides, when trying to create a complete picture of the house's servants, who often left behind few records.
Author: American Association of MuseumsPublish On: 1998
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Author: American Association of Museums
Publisher: Amer Assn of Museums
A successor to Museum Registration Methods after the revision of its third volume was abandoned as impractical. Reports the most recent research and practice for improving the care, safety, and documentation of museum collections. Covers documentation, collections management, processes, administrative functions, risk management, and ethical and legal issues. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Author: Association for Preservation TechnologyPublish On: 1999
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Author: American Association for State and Local History. MeetingPublish On: 1994
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Author: American Association for State and Local History. Meeting
DEMHIST , the International Committee for Historic House Museums , will hold its
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Author: Antoinette Josephine Lee
Category: Historic preservation
What do we value and want to preserve? -- Where have we been? -- How will preservation adapt to a changing world? -- Which goals and strategies will fulill our visions? -- Which special needs must be met?
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