Interpreting Historic House Museums

ISBN-10: 0759102511
ISBN-13: 9780759102514
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 11/19/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

14 museum professionals consider the history of historic house museums and discuss the need to look at familiar issues from new perspectives and using new methods. They explore contemporary issues and successful programmes, and present practical guidelines and information.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Past, Present, and Future: The Place of the House Museum in the Museum Community
Interpretation Planning: Why and How
Interpreting the Whole House
Making Gender Matter: Interpreting Male and Female Roles in Historic House Museums
Grounds for Interpretation: The Landscape Context of Historic House Museums
The Historic House Furnishings Plan: Process and Product
"I Wish You Could Take a Peek at Us at the Present Moment": Infusing the Historic House with Characters and Activity
Balancing Our Commitments: Access and Historic Preservation
Historic House Tours That Succeed: Choosing the Best Tour Approach
Creating Memorable Visits: How to Develop and Implement Theme-Based Tours
Engaging Visitors through Effective Communication
Building a Tool Kit for Your Interpreters: Methods of Success from Drayton Hall
Endless Possibilities: Historic House Museum Programs That Make Educators Sing
Programming at the Shadows: Education with a Mission
Index
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