New Solutions for House Museums

New Solutions for House Museums

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

ISBN: 9780759113824

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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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.
Categories: Business & Economics

New Solutions for Historic House Museums

New Solutions for Historic 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: 1538120089

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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.
Categories: Business & Economics

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).
Categories: Business & Economics

CRM

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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+26opp, illustrations; paper $27.95. The historic house museum is
perhaps ...

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ISBN: IND:30000144566258

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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.
Categories: History

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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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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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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Final Report of the State House Museum Committee

Final Report of the State House Museum Committee

Author: Indiana. General Assembly. Legislative Council. State House Museum Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000107584900

Category: Heritage tourism

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Categories: Heritage tourism

A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections Third Edition

A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections  Third Edition

Who within the museum must be notified if there is damage, and who is
responsible, for example, for compiling a ... As a rule, the law offers no quick
solutions for the museum that is trying to clean house or assert title over objects
left in its care ...

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.
Categories: Art

United States Congressional Serial Set Serial No 14991 House Reports Nos 277 315

United States Congressional Serial Set  Serial No  14991  House Reports Nos  277 315

The House had proposed providing authority for CPB to utilize previously
appropriated funds for this purpose . ... This program awards grants to encourage
these committees to develop innovative joint approaches to workplace problems
and solutions . ... INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES The
conference agreement provides $ 249 , 640 , 000 for the Institute of Museum and
Library ...

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Light Construction

Light Construction

The 33 projects illustrated in this book exemplify this emerging sensibility, which is examined in a penetrating essay by Terence Riley, chief curator of the department of architecture and design at The Museum of Modern Art, that places the ...

Author: Terence Riley

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 0870701290

Category: Architecture

Page: 163

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Transparency and luminescence have reemerged in the vocabulary of architecture, and light and "lightness" have become key concepts for a significant number of contemporary architects, as well as artists who create installations. Recent work by these designers recalls the use of transparent materials in early modern structures, but they have introduced new ideas and technical solutions. In doing so, they have redefined the relationship between the observer and the structure by interposing elements that both veil and illuminate. In this architecture of lightness, buildings become intangible, structures shed their weight and facades become unstable, dissolving into an often luminous evanescence. The 33 projects illustrated in this book exemplify this emerging sensibility, which is examined in a penetrating essay by Terence Riley, chief curator of the department of architecture and design at The Museum of Modern Art, that places the new work in a broad historic and cultural perspective. More than 30 architects are represented in this international selection, and it includes a broad range of building types, scales and technologies, from the small Leisure Studio created by a group of young Finnish architects to Renzo Piano's enormous Kansai International Airport in Japan. Also shown are the Goetz Collection in Munich by Herzog & de Meuron, the Fondation Cartier in Paris by Jean Nouvel, the ITM Building in Matsuyama, Japan, by Toyo Ito, and a set design by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. Each project includes a description by Terence Riley or Anne Dixon.
Categories: Architecture

In touch with the future

In touch with the future

... character depicted by William Shakespeare in his famous play Romeo and
Juliet, placed in front of her historic house. ... artifacts, a problem that extend to
museums and art galleries, requiring new and innovative solutions (see Chapter
12).

Author: Alberto Gallace

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191501814

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

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Out of all the human senses, touch is the one that is most often unappreciated, and undervalued. Yet, the surface of the human body, the skin, is actually one huge sheet of tactile receptors. It provides us with the means to connect with our surroundings. Despite the important role that vision plays in our everyday lives, it is the skin that constitutes both the oldest, and by far the largest of our sense organs. The skin protects our body from the external world and, at the same time, informs us about what occurs on its surface. In Touch With The Future explores the science of touch, bringing together the latest findings from cognitive neuroscience about the processing of tactile information in humans. The book provides a comprehensive overview of scientific knowledge regarding themes such as tactile memory, tactile awareness (consciousness), tactile attention, the role of touch in interpersonal and sexual interactions, and the neurological substrates of touch. It highlights the many ways in which our growing understanding of the world of touch can, and in some cases already are, being applied in the real world in everything from the development of virtual reality (VR) environments, tablet PCs, mobile phones, and even teledildonics - the ultimate frontier in terms of adult entertainment. In addition, the book shows how the cognitive neuroscience approach to the study of touch can be applied to help improve the design of many real-world applications/products as well as to many of our everyday experiences, such as those related to the appreciation of food, marketing, packaging design, the development of enhanced sensory substitution systems, art, and man-machine interfaces. Crucially, the authors makes a convincing argument for the view that one cannot really understand touch, especially not in a real-world context, without placing it in a multisensory context. That is, the senses interact to influence tactile perception in everything - from changing the feel of a surface or product by changing the sound it makes or the fragrance it has. For students and researchers in the brain sciences, this book presents a valuable and fascinating exploration into one of our least understood senses
Categories: Psychology

Registration Methods for the Small Museum

Registration Methods for the Small Museum

Daniel B Reibel's Registration Methods for the Small Museum has been the definitive guide to registration methodology since 1978.

Author: Daniel B. Reibel

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759111316

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 187

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Daniel B Reibel's Registration Methods for the Small Museum has been the definitive guide to registration methodology since 1978. Covering all aspects of the registration of museum collections, Registration Methods for the Small Museum provides practical solutions for any museum professional in a concise, readable manner. The new fourth edition brings the classic handbook up-to-date with the electronic registration techniques that are available for today's museum.
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House Reports

House Reports

... installation , and use of information technology in the home through low - cost
solutions such as networked computers , web - based ... ( 3 ) During the 19th
century , over 2,000 whaling voyages sailed out of New Bedford , Massachusetts
to the Arctic region of Alaska ... the Bishop Museum in Hawaii , and the Peabody -
Essex Museum in Massachusetts initiated the New Trade Winds project to use
21st ...

Author: U.S. Congress

Publisher: Government Printing Office

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The Nation s Hangar

The Nation s Hangar

Barring expansionatthe Garber Facility, it would soon be impossible to collect any
new military or commercial aircraft, as thesize of eventhe smallest ofthese aircraft
would strain the Museum's ability to house and protect themcorrectly. For years
the Museum had compensated for the lack ofspace by cobbling together off-site
storage solutions and placing pieces ofthe collection on loan. Some of the larger
 ...

Author: F. Robert van der Linden

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781588344533

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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The Nation's Hangar: Aircraft Treasures of the Smithsonian offers a fascinating textual and visual history of civilian, military, and commercial aviation from the earliest balloon flights to today's most advanced aircraft. The Nation's Hangar charts the awe-inspiring history of flight around the world. F. Robert Van Der Linden, a Smithsonian curator and leading expert on aviation history, explains the fascinating stories behind aviation's great technological advances and provides historic and social context that highlights the many ways in which these innovations have changed the course of human history. The Nation's Hangar is also a visual delight. The Smithsonian aircraft collection has never looked so compelling and sleek. The Nation's Hangar is a must-have for that fly boy or fly girl in your flight pattern.
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Small Scale Big Change

Small Scale  Big Change

Presents innovative designs for eleven projects on five continents that respond to local needs in underserved communities, including a school in Bangladesh, a public housing tower in Paris, and an apartheid museum in South Africa.

Author: Andres Lepik

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870707841

Category: Architecture

Page: 139

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Focusing on designing and building in underserved communities around the globe, 'Small Scale, Big Change', expresses a desire for social change and a belief in the social responsibility of architecture.
Categories: Architecture

To Scale

To Scale

The emperor's decree outlined the construction of an opera house, museums,
library, archives and other government ... its own version of contemporary urban
design and offered opportunities for urban design solutions outside or often
within a ...

Author: Eric Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136746062

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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How big is Moscow’s Red Square in comparison to Tiananmen Square? Why are there fewer public squares in Japan than in Italy? What lessons might be found in the plan of Savannah, Georgia’s historic district? To Scale is a collection of plans of urban spaces drawn at the same scale to help answer these questions by providing a single and accurate resource of urban plans for architects, urban designers, planners and teachers, and students. The book contains one hundred figure-ground plans from seventy-eight cities around the world, describing an identical area (half a kilometer square) for each urban space. Accompanying each plan are photographs, diagrams and text that illustrate essential aspects of the plan or urban space for the designer. This compilation is an excellent resource helping to visualize, compare and reconceptualize urban design for students wanting to understand the lessons of existing cities and the making of urban spaces.
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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

New Yorkers elected Hillary Clinton to the Senate in 2000 while the former
president, through the Clinton Foundation, has worked to promote multilateral
solutions to the world's problems, particularly fighting poverty and aids in Africa.
The Clinton Presidential Library, which houses a museum and archive, opened
in Little Rock in November 2004. c. dalton lyon University of Mississippi Bill
Clinton, My Life ...

Author: James W. Ely Jr.

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469616742

Category: Reference

Page: 456

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Volume 10 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture combines two of the sections from the original edition, adding extensive updates and 53 entirely new articles. In the law section of this volume, 16 longer essays address broad concepts ranging from law schools to family law, from labor relations to school prayer. The 43 topical entries focus on specific legal cases and individuals, including historical legal professionals, parties from landmark cases, and even the fictional character Atticus Finch, highlighting the roles these individuals have played in shaping the identity of the region. The politics section includes 34 essays on matters such as Reconstruction, social class and politics, and immigration policy. New essays reflect the changing nature of southern politics, away from the one-party system long known as the "solid South" to the lively two-party politics now in play in the region. Seventy shorter topical entries cover individual politicians, political thinkers, and activists who have made significant contributions to the shaping of southern politics.
Categories: Reference