Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums

Author: Franklin D Vagnone,Deborah E Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315435047

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 2747


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.

Creativity in Museum Practice

Author: Linda Norris,Rainey Tisdale

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1611323088

Category: Art

Page: 246

View: 8336


This book offers principles, examples, and exercises to help all museums and all museum workers unleash their creative potential and develop an internal culture of creative learning.

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature

Author: Anna Lorraine Guthrie,Bertha Tannehill,Neltje Marie Tannehill Shimer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Periodicals

Page: N.A

View: 343


An author subject index to selected general interest periodicals of reference value in libraries.

Chicago Haymarket Affair, The: A Guide to a Labor Rights Milestone

Author: Joseph Anthony Rulli

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467135747

Category: History

Page: 125

View: 8780


On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded during a labor demonstration near Haymarket Square. The ensuing gunfire and chaos brought a grisly end to what began as peaceful support for an eight-hour workday and led to the trial and execution of rally organizers. The incident also drew irrevocable attention to a conversation about workers" rights and the role of law enforcement that continues today. In this guide to the key moments and sites of one of Chicago's most confusing and chaotic events, author Joseph Anthony Rulli aims to establish a clearer understanding of its historical significance.

The history highway

a guide to Internet resources

Author: Dennis A. Trinkle

Publisher: M E Sharpe Inc


Category: Computers

Page: 249

View: 5104


The History Highway provides a roadmap to the burgeoning number of history sites that have sprung up along the information superhighway. Presented in a straight-forward, non-technical language, this handy reference begins with a brief, general introduction to the Internet and an explanation of the software and hardware needed to gain access to it. The balance of the book contains an extensive listing and description of individual sites, organized and presented within familiar historical categories: by period (ancient, medieval, etc.), by geographical region (Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, etc.), and by sub-field (history of science and technology, military history, religious history, etc.). The History Highway also includes separate sections listing site sources for maps, electronic texts, discussion groups, newsgroups, journals, organizations, and library/archives, plus an annotated list of suggested further readings and comprehensive glossary of terms.Each site entry contains its title, Internet address and a brief description of what can be found at the site. The authors have made a careful effort to list sites (well over 1000) that are of the highest quality and provide the most useful information. Meticulously indexed, the book is a valuable tool for researchers, history instructors, students and history buffs. As an added benefit, The History Highway authors maintain their own Internet site for updating and additions.

Susan B. Anthony Slept Here

A Guide to American Women's Landmarks

Author: Lynn Sherr,Jurate Kazickas

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)


Category: Travel

Page: 579

View: 8656


A guide to historic landmarks commemorating the words and deeds of American heroines

Time Out New York

Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 1846703190

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 1422


Now in its 20th edition, Time Out New York provides the inside track on the Big Apple in an exhaustive guide with illuminating features and hundreds of independent unbiased venue reviews covering everything from iconic skyscrapers to buzzing neighborhoods. The guide offers an exhaustive overview of everything the city has to offer in terms of tourist attractions, eating and drinking, shopping, clubs and the sights — everything from pizza and bagels to shopping green. Comprehensive coverage of the city's incomparable arts and culture scene makes this an invaluable sourcebook for tourists and natives alike. An extensive month-by-month calendar of events is included. Escapes and excursions within relatively easy reach for day or overnight trips are also included.