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The Resource Defining memory : local museums and the construction of history in America's changing communities, edited by Amy K. Levin and Joshua G. Adair

Defining memory : local museums and the construction of history in America's changing communities, edited by Amy K. Levin and Joshua G. Adair

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Defining memory : local museums and the construction of history in America's changing communities
Title
Defining memory
Title remainder
local museums and the construction of history in America's changing communities
Statement of responsibility
edited by Amy K. Levin and Joshua G. Adair
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction of History in America’s Changing Communities offers readers multiple lenses for viewing and discussing local institutions. New chapters are included in a section titled "Museums Moving Forward," which analyzes the ways in which local museums have come to adopt digital technologies in selecting items for exhibitions as well as the complexities of creating institutions devoted to marginalized histories. --
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Levin, Amy K.
  • Adair, Joshua G.
Series statement
American Association for State and Local History Book Series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historical museums
  • Historic buildings
  • Historic sites
  • Museums
  • Museums
  • Public history
  • Memory
  • United States
Label
Defining memory : local museums and the construction of history in America's changing communities, edited by Amy K. Levin and Joshua G. Adair
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword to the first edition, David Kyvig. Foreword to the second edition, Carol Kammen. I. Frameworks. 1. Why Local Museums Matter, Amy K. Levin. 2 .Local History, Old Things to Look At, and a Sculptor’s Vision: The Curriculum in Three Local Museums, Elizabeth Vallance. II. The Rebirth of a Nation. 3. Public History, Private Memory: Notes from the Ethnography of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, Richard Handler and Eric Gable. 4. The House of the Seven Gables: A House Museum’s Adaptation to Changing Societal Expectations since 1910, Tami Christopher. 5. The Louisiana Old State Capitol, Change and Continuity, J. Daniel d’Oney. III. Nostalgia as Epistemology. 6. The Small Town We Never Were: Old Cowtown Museum Faces an Urban Past, Jay M. Price. 7. “The Dream Then and Now”: Democratic Nostalgia and the Living Museum at Arthurdale, West Virginia, Stuart Patterson. 8. History Lessons: The Selling the John Dillinger Museum, Heather Perry. IV. Museums at Risk: Changing Publics. 9. The Politics of Prehistory: Conflict and Resolution at Dickson Mounds Museum, Donna Langford. 10. “Such is Our Heritage:” Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museums, Jessie Embry and Mauri L. Nelson. 11. “A Repository for Bottled Monsters and Medical Curiosities”: The Evolution of the Army Medical Museum, Michael Rhode and James Connor. V. Challenging the Major Museum. 12. Objects of Dis/order: Articulating Curiosities and Engaging People at the Freakatorium, Lucian Gomoll. 13. Cities, Museums, and City Museums, Eric Sandweiss. VI. Museums Moving Forward. 14. Crowdsourcing the Art Museum, Leah Mitchell. 15. “Womanhood,” Whiteness, and Weddings: On the Complexities of Carnton Plantation, Joshua G. Adair. VII. No Business Like Show Business. 16. Business as Usual: Museums, Money, and 9/11 Memories, Amy K. Levin. 17. Conclusion: Museums and the American Imagination
Control code
ocn990141225
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxi, 323 pages
Isbn
9781538107874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)990141225
Label
Defining memory : local museums and the construction of history in America's changing communities, edited by Amy K. Levin and Joshua G. Adair
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword to the first edition, David Kyvig. Foreword to the second edition, Carol Kammen. I. Frameworks. 1. Why Local Museums Matter, Amy K. Levin. 2 .Local History, Old Things to Look At, and a Sculptor’s Vision: The Curriculum in Three Local Museums, Elizabeth Vallance. II. The Rebirth of a Nation. 3. Public History, Private Memory: Notes from the Ethnography of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, Richard Handler and Eric Gable. 4. The House of the Seven Gables: A House Museum’s Adaptation to Changing Societal Expectations since 1910, Tami Christopher. 5. The Louisiana Old State Capitol, Change and Continuity, J. Daniel d’Oney. III. Nostalgia as Epistemology. 6. The Small Town We Never Were: Old Cowtown Museum Faces an Urban Past, Jay M. Price. 7. “The Dream Then and Now”: Democratic Nostalgia and the Living Museum at Arthurdale, West Virginia, Stuart Patterson. 8. History Lessons: The Selling the John Dillinger Museum, Heather Perry. IV. Museums at Risk: Changing Publics. 9. The Politics of Prehistory: Conflict and Resolution at Dickson Mounds Museum, Donna Langford. 10. “Such is Our Heritage:” Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museums, Jessie Embry and Mauri L. Nelson. 11. “A Repository for Bottled Monsters and Medical Curiosities”: The Evolution of the Army Medical Museum, Michael Rhode and James Connor. V. Challenging the Major Museum. 12. Objects of Dis/order: Articulating Curiosities and Engaging People at the Freakatorium, Lucian Gomoll. 13. Cities, Museums, and City Museums, Eric Sandweiss. VI. Museums Moving Forward. 14. Crowdsourcing the Art Museum, Leah Mitchell. 15. “Womanhood,” Whiteness, and Weddings: On the Complexities of Carnton Plantation, Joshua G. Adair. VII. No Business Like Show Business. 16. Business as Usual: Museums, Money, and 9/11 Memories, Amy K. Levin. 17. Conclusion: Museums and the American Imagination
Control code
ocn990141225
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxi, 323 pages
Isbn
9781538107874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)990141225

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