Monthly Archives: October 2014

Emerging Steps in Participation

Nina Simon, author of The Participatory Museum, advocates for the era of Museum 2.0. An era filled with museums in which the participant shapes the experiences. The days of the drab experiences filled with objects being exhibited in a textbook … Continue reading

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The Participatory Museum: Creating Dialogue through Participation

The modern museum is consistently looking for new ways to enhance the visitor experience, especially understanding why people visit a museum, what draws them there, and how to get them to return. In her book, The Participatory Museum, Nina Simon … Continue reading

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How Do We Keep America’s Historic Houses Relevant?

Historic houses are great institutions. People can step into them, and for a while, feel as if they have stepped back in time to a moment in history long forgotten. It is always exciting to visit a new town or … Continue reading

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The Lasting Legacy of America’s Historic Houses

“The era of historic houses has passed. There are too many houses out there that are becoming stagnant or shrines to an old way of life or a disappearing family,” states Jonathan Maney of the Hyde Hall Mansion of Springfield … Continue reading

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