New Solutions for House Museums

New Solutions for House Museums

Harris adds seven new case studies and updates ten others to showcase a range of alternative uses to safeguard these landmark buildings"--

Author: Donna Ann Harris

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ISBN: 9781538120088

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"This substantially enlarged and expanded second edition provides advice for historic site stewards with concerns about the financial sustainability of their historic house museum and its relevance to its audience. Harris adds seven new case studies and updates ten others to showcase a range of alternative uses to safeguard these landmark buildings"--
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Reimagining Historic House Museums

Reimagining Historic House Museums

This guide describes the essential elements of successful interpretation: content, audience, and methods.

Author: Kenneth C. Turino

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442272996

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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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.
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Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdom

Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdom

In 2005 the houses were incorporated as museum pieces in the Weeksville
Heritage Center, now Brooklyn's largest African ... These sad and dangerous
conditions make me turn to Harris's New Solutions for House Museums (2007)
with hope.

Author: Linda Young

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442239777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdom: A History addresses the phenomenon of historic houses as a distinct species of museum. Everyone understands the special nature of an art museum, a national museum, or a science museum, but “house museum” nearly always requires clarification. In the United States the term is almost synonymous with historic preservation; in the United Kingdom, it is simply unfamiliar, the very idea being conflated with stately homes and the National Trust. By analyzing the motivation of the founders, and subsequent keepers, of house museums, Linda Young identifies a typology that casts light on what house museums were intended to represent and their significance (or lack thereof) today. This book examines: • heroes’ houses: once inhabited by great persons (e.g., Shakespeare’s birthplace, Washington’s Mount Vernon); • artwork houses: national identity as specially visible in house design, style, and technique (e.g., Frank Lloyd Wright houses, Modernist houses); • collectors’ houses: a microcosm of collecting in situ domesticu, subsequently presented to the nation as the exemplars of taste (e.g., Sir John Soane’s Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum); • English country houses: the palaces of the aristocracy, maintained thanks to primogeniture but threatened with redundancy and rescued as museums to be touted as the peak of English national culture; English country houses: the palaces of the aristocracy, maintained for centuries thanks to primogeniture but threatened by redundancy and strangely rescued as museums, now touted as the peak of English national culture; • Everyman/woman’s social history houses: the modern, demotic response to elite houses, presented as social history but tinged with generic ancestor veneration (e.g., tenement house museums in Glasgow and New York).
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CRM

CRM

New Solutions for House Museums : Ensuring the Long - Term Preservation of
America's Historic Houses By Donna Ann Harris . Lanham , MD : AltaMira Press ,
2007 ; xi + 260 pp , illustrations ; paper $ 27.95 . process that boards , concerned
 ...

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ISBN: IND:30000144566258

Category: Cultural property

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A Companion to Public History

A Companion to Public History

These and further options are examined in an important study, New Solutions for
House Museums (Harris 2007). This study identifies a variety of crucial scenarios
in house museum decline: aging boards; lack of endowment or financial ...

Author: David M. Dean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118508947

Category: History

Page: 576

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An authoritative overview of the developing field of public history reflecting theory and practice around the globe This unique reference guides readers through this relatively new field of historical inquiry, exploring the varieties and forms of public history, its relationship with popular history, and the ways in which the field has evolved internationally over the past thirty years. Comprised of thirty-four essays written by a group of leading international scholars and public history practitioners, the work not only introduces readers to the latest scholarly academic research, but also to the practice and pedagogy of public history. It pays equal attention to the emergence of public history as a distinct field of historical inquiry in North America, the importance of popular history and ‘history from below’ in Europe and European colonial-settler states, and forms of historical consciousness in non-Western countries and peoples. It also provides a timely guide to the state of the discipline, and offers an innovative and unprecedented engagement with methodological and theoretical problems associated with public history. Generously illustrated throughout, The Companion to Public History’s chapters are written from a variety of perspectives by contributors from all continents and from a wide variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and experiences. It is an excellent source for getting readers to think about history in the public realm, and how present day concerns shape the ways in which we engage with and represent the past. Cutting-edge companion volume for a developing area of study Comprises 36 essays by leading authorities on all aspects of public history around the world Reflects different national/regional interpretations of public history Offers some essays in teachable forms: an interview, a roundtable discussion, a document analysis, a photo essay. Covers a full range of public history practice, including museums, archives, memorial sites as well as historical fiction, theatre, re-enactment societies and digital gaming Discusses the continuing challenges presented by history within our broad, collective memory, including museum controversies, repatriation issues, ‘textbook’ wars, and commissions for Truth and Reconciliation The Companion is intended for senior undergraduate students and graduate students in the rapidly growing field of public history and will appeal to those teaching public history or who wish to introduce a public history dimension to their courses.
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House Museums in Italy New Cultural Itineraries Poetry History Art Architecture Music Arts Crafts Tastes and Traditions

House Museums in Italy  New Cultural Itineraries  Poetry  History  Art  Architecture  Music  Arts   Crafts  Tastes and Traditions

“The house knows I'm a writer” Marino Moretti Of all the museums that use places
where people lived and worked as an ... to different solutions and museum
itineraries: some are careful to philologically maintain the authenticity of the
house, ...

Author: Rosanna Pavoni

Publisher: Gangemi Editore spa

ISBN: 9788849268577

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Historic House Museums

Historic House Museums

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

ISBN: 9780195355505

Category: Business & Economics

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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.
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Program of the Annual Meeting

Program of the     Annual Meeting

... discuss creating a climate ripe for change by instilling urgency in a complacent
organization . Donna Harris , author of New Solutions for House Museums :
Ensuring the Long Term Preservation of America's Historic Houses ( Altamira
Press ...

Author: Organization of American Historians. Meeting

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020343221

Category: Historians

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Voices from the Back Stairs

Voices from the Back Stairs

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
closing ...

Author: Jennifer Pustz

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133018643

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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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.
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Forum Journal

Forum Journal

Such solutions allow historic house museums to return to the care of owners who
are more invested both emotionally ... with preservation consultant Donna Ann
Harris , whose new book New Solutions for House Museums ( Alta Mira Press ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822037786340

Category: Architecture

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Preventive Conservation for Historic House Museums

Preventive Conservation for Historic House Museums

Preventive conservation in the context of the his— toric house museum looks
equally to the protection of the historic structure itself, as well ... culture, worked
together to create the “New Or— leans Charter for the Joint Preservation of
Historic Structures and Artifacts” of 1992. ... Solutions to the complex problems
that arise from this relationship require an interdisciplinary approach to their
problem solving.

Author: Jane Merritt

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759119413

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Preventive Conservation for Historic House Museums describes the care routines that a historic house should practice to protect the site and its collections from damage, wear, deterioration, and catastrophic loss.
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AIC News

AIC News

A letter with the following information : New Publications Annual Meeting News
New Solutions for House Museums : Ensuring the LongTerm Preservation of
America ' s Historic Houses A generational shift is occurring at historic house ...

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Category: Art

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The American Mosaic

The American Mosaic

Historic House Museums A more difficult problem facing many preservation
groups was the financial burden posed by their historic house museum
properties, but new solutions were not long in coming. The heavy maintenance
costs ...

Author: Robert E. Stipe

Publisher: Preservation Publishing Company

ISBN: UCSC:32106008209899

Category: Architecture

Page: 292

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History News

History News

00 cloth ISBN 0 - 7591 - 0956 - 7 ISBN - 13 978 - 0 - 7591 - 0956 - 8 NEW
SOLUTIONS FOR HOUSE MUSEUMS $ 70 . 00 $ 56 . 00 cloth Ensuring the Long
- Term Preservation of America ' s Historic Houses By Donna Ann Harris
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IBR

IBR

burden , peter new solutions for house museums > harris , donna ann a new
song for an old world > stapert , calvin r . newsrooms in conflict > hughes , sallie
new state spaces > brenner , neil news to me > wood , lawrence new tech , new
ties ...

Author: De Gruyter

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ISBN: 3598694520

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Page: 2579

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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.2 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.
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Museum Buildings A planning study

Museum Buildings  A planning study

LIGHTING MUSEUM LIGHTING , in its different applications , is much the same
as lighting in buildings of other kinds — except for the ... cities , taking note of
latest stores , office buildings , factories , railroad stations , theatres , restaurants ,
and even homes . Museums might then find some of their proverbially
troublesome problems giving way to new solutions in the swiftly moving field of
illumination .

Author: Laurence Vail Coleman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034703531

Category: Art museums

Page: 298

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A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections Third Edition

A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections  Third Edition

... of the situation, there is more flexibility in fashioning solutions, and costs of
resolving the dispute are usually much less than going to court. ... The new law is
needed as the Schultz case and its aftermath have the potential to criminalize the
possession of “vast portions of the ... individuals and governments, between
governments or indigenous populations, and between museums and auction
houses ...

Author: Marie C. Malaro

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781588343239

Category: Art

Page: 540

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Hailed when it was first published in 1985 as the bible of U.S. collections management, A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections offers the only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by museums regarding collections. This revised and expanded third edition addresses the many legal developments—including a comprehensive discussion of stolen art and the international movement of cultural property, recent developments in copyright, and the effects of burgeoning electronic uses—that have occurred during the past twenty-five years. An authorative, go-to book for any museum professional, Legal Primer offers detailed explanations of the law, suggestions for preventing legal problems, and numerous case studies of lawsuits involving museum collections.
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Museums

Museums

Rye Ypres Tower ( 13th - century ) , Gun Garden : Facets of the borough's history
displayed in new display cases with juxtapositions of related ... Lewes Anne of
Cleves House , High Street , Southover : At the High Street Barbican Museum are
late 18th - century watercolours of ... precision balances , cylinder scales , price
computing scales ; old enigmas , new solutions ; at Soho Foundry ( factory hours
) .

Author: Paul Sharp

Publisher: London : Published by Chatto & Windus for the National Benzole Company

ISBN: UCAL:$B178018

Category: Great Britain

Page: 128

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The New Museum Registration Methods

The New Museum Registration Methods

American Association of Museums Rebecca A. Buck, Jean Allman Gilmore.
PREVENTIVE ... Update and Feedback : Controlling Relative Humidity with
Saturated Calcium Nitrate Solutions . ” Western ... Historic House Museums . New
York ...

Author: American Association of Museums

Publisher: Amer Assn of Museums

ISBN: UOM:39015078799155

Category: Reference

Page: 427

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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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