If these walls could talk : museum interpretation in theory and practice

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If these walls could talk : museum interpretation in theory and practice

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Title: If these walls could talk : museum interpretation in theory and practice
Author: Preiss, Rebecca B.
Advisor: Lapsansky-Werner, Emma J.
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of History
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
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Issue Date: 2002
Abstract: This thesis is an exploration of interpretation at Historic House Museums in the Philadelphia region. Interpretation is the process through which museums examine their historical content and present a version of their history to the public. While museum professionals ultimately decide their museum's mode of presentation, museum associations, public consulting groups, and historians and scholars also promote interpretive ideas through programs and publications. Interpretation has been changing over the last twenty years because of new notions of museums' role in public education and the demand for representation of all ethnic and lower class histories. Wyck Home, Pennsbury Manor, Harriton House, and Elfreth's Alley exemplify the different modes of interpretation that are practiced in material culture museums today.
Subject: Museums -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/661

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Preiss, Rebecca B.. "If these walls could talk : museum interpretation in theory and practice". 2002. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/661.

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