Reimagining historic house museums : new approaches and proven solutions / edited by Kenneth C. Turino and Max A. van Balgooy.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
Description
vii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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Editor
Series
American Association for State and Local History book series [More in this series]
Summary note
Drawing from innovative organizations across the United States, Reimagining Historic House Museums is an indispensable source of field-tested tools and techniques drawn from such wide-ranging sources as non-profit management, business strategy, and software development. It also profiles historic sites that are using new models to engage with their communities to become more relevant, are adopting creative forms of interpretation and programming, and earning income to become more financially sustainable. The book is a combination of a museum conference, a hands-on workshop, and toolbox. It contains five main parts: Fundamentals and Essentials, Audiences, Different Approaches to Familiar Topics, Methods, Imagining New Kinds of House Museums. This authoritative guide from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) will help house museum boards, directors, and staff seeking a path forward in rapidly changing times. Graduate programs in public history, museum studies, curatorial studies, and historic preservation will discover models and approaches that will provoke lively discussions about the issues facing the field.-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-293) and index.
Contents
  • Fundamentals and essentials
  • Audiences
  • Different approaches to familiar topics
  • Methods
  • Imagining new kinds of house museums.
ISBN
  • 9781442272972 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 144227297X (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 9781442272989 (paperback : alkaline paper)
  • 1442272988 (paperback : alkaline paper)
LCCN
2019021241
OCLC
1100427432
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