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
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.
Donna Ann Harris, New Solutions for House Museums: Ensuring the Long-Term
Preservation of America's Historic Houses (Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2007),
181. 54. Harris, New Solutions for House Museums, 189. 55. Harris, New ...
Author: Donna Ann Harris
"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"--
This guide describes the essential elements of successful interpretation: content, audience, and methods.
Author: Kenneth C. Turino
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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.
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
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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.
Interpreting Servants' Lives at Historic House Museums Jennifer Pustz ...
essentially it addresses a core concern of the “ new solutions for historic house
museums ” debate — change — which may come in the more dramatic forms of
Author: Jennifer Pustz
Historic house museums—one of the most prevalent types of history museums in the country—have long depicted the owners of the house and their families, but representing the servants has introduced a unique set of challenges. While museum professionals have increasingly incorporated women, immigrants, African Americans, and other minorities into portrayals of the past, these portrayals often show an idealistic world without class antagonisms or ethnic conflict. Exploring the domestic conflicts that may have existed between mistress and servant often creates a more vivid and believable experience for guests. Through her examination of the pitfalls of interpretation, Pustz offers advice for museum professionals on programming accurate and compelling depictions of those who lived their lives in the back stairs and kitchen rather than in the parlor. Based on extensive surveys of historians at historic house museums, this informative study presents examples of successful interpretation programs, including those that have made the kitchen and servants' quarters the most popular stops on the tour. Pustz encourages museum curators to look beyond the archives of their own institution and explore other era-appropriate sources, including advertising and housekeeping guides, when trying to create a complete picture of the house's servants, who often left behind few records.
Historic buildings live a double life between climate-adapted largely-passive structures and draughty, poorly-maintained ones.
Author: Serena Gigliola Bolliger
Historic buildings live a double life between climate-adapted largely-passive structures and draughty, poorly-maintained ones. Preservation professionals argue that preserving these structures is more resource effective than constructing new buildings, and that pre-electricity structures were built to take advantage of climate and geography, using passive technologies to perform efficiently. Modern technologies have also been adopted- electrical lights, air conditioning, fire alarms- as a natural progression of inhabitation. Yet in historic house museums, there is still the promise of historic representation, one unmarred by 'inauthentic' additions. If modern and past technological changes have been accepted and integrated, how is the historic house museum not a 'living building culture'? And if house museums are indeed a living building culture, why not allow a more flexible representation of our historic properties if they are interpreted with integrity and honesty? The EPA estimates that buildings represent 65% of the U.S. electricity use, and predictions estimate 80% of the 2030 building stock exists today. If we truly plan to reduce our energy consumption, we must confront the reality that existing buildings are a significant contributor to our output. If, as curators, it is our hope for historic buildings to represent preservation, then we must admit that in preserving the past for the future, we must begin by preserving our future. This thesis analyses the opportunities and risks for historic house museums to respect their historic interpretation but adapt to changing conditions. Examples of energy efficiency strategies both historic and current, will be examined in historic structures, illustrating that caretakers of historic buildings are making value judgments about the future of their property, in terms of environmental, fiscal and historical sustainability. This thesis includes the analysis of a case study historic house museum in Austin, Texas, the French Legation Museum, which is used as a base model for estimating energy efficiency gains from the adoption of some low-energy technologies. Calculations based on this information indicate which integrations and additions could offer the greatest return on investment for this historic building to operate as or more efficiently than a modern code construction without visible or egregious alteration to the historic fabric.
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Publisher: Amer Assn of Museums
A successor to Museum Registration Methods after the revision of its third volume was abandoned as impractical. Reports the most recent research and practice for improving the care, safety, and documentation of museum collections. Covers documentation, collections management, processes, administrative functions, risk management, and ethical and legal issues. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
This trend serves to breathe life into house museums ; their appeal is no longer
limited to those whose roots go back many ... The Jonathan Hasbrouck House in
Newburgh , New York , Washington ' s eighth winter headquarters , went on the
market ... In hindsight , many of the early philosophies and solutions were wrong .
Author: Antoinette Josephine Lee
What do we value and want to preserve? -- Where have we been? -- How will preservation adapt to a changing world? -- Which goals and strategies will fulill our visions? -- Which special needs must be met?