9781629581712-1629581712-Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums

Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums

ISBN-13: 9781629581712
ISBN-10: 1629581712
Edition: 1
Author: Vagnone, Franklin D, Ryan, Deborah E
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 262 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781629581712
ISBN-10: 1629581712
Edition: 1
Author: Vagnone, Franklin D, Ryan, Deborah E
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 262 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Vagnone, Franklin D, Ryan, Deborah E wrote Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums comprising 262 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1629581712 and 9781629581712. Since then Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 15.80 or rent at the marketplace.

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In these days of an aging traditional audience, shrinking attendance, tightened budgets, increased competition, and exponential growth in new types of communication methods, America’s house museums need to take bold steps and expand their overall purpose beyond those of the traditional museum. They need not only to engage the communities surrounding them, but also to collaborate with visitors on the type and quality of experience they provide. This book is a groundbreaking manifesto that calls for the establishment of a more inclusive, visitor-centered paradigm based on the shared experience of human habitation. It draws inspiration from film, theater, public art, and urban design to transform historic house museums while providing a how-to guide for making historic house museums sustainable, through five primary themes: communicating with the surrounding community, engaging the community, re-imagining the visitor experience, celebrating the detritus of human habitation, and acknowledging the illusion of the shelter’s authenticity. Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums offers a wry, but informed, rule-breaking perspective from authors with years of experience and gives numerous vivid examples of both good and not-so-good practices from house museums in the U.S.

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