Monthly Archives: September 2013

Creating a Niche: Finding a Purpose for Historic Homes in Modern America

America is struck by historic house museum fever. More than 15,000 historic homes dot the country, many of which (some would argue) are repetitious, archaic, and irrelevant. While they might present their individual histories well, house museums often fail to … Continue reading

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Experiencing Museums: As Told By An Insider

This week we have been talking about the Museum Visitor’s Experience. To add to the discussion, Gretchen recommended I talk to Mary Olsen, a former CGP student. We corresponded through email, and the questions I asked Mary focused on personal … Continue reading

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Building, Monument, and Sculpture

            Museum architecture has traditionally been on a monumental scale, as museums in both the US and Europe took inspiration from Greek temples and lofty palaces. Though newer museums borrow from different traditions, they are often still built on the … Continue reading

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Please Take it Personally

Since the paradigm shift and museums focusing more on their role as educational institutions there to inform the public, it would make sense then that curators, museum educators, and all of those working in these museums would understand how people … Continue reading

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