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More than Opening Hours: Museums and Public Service

In the 1917 screed The Gloom of the Museum, John Cotton Dana complained that American museums were too much like, “remote palaces and temples, filled with objects not closely associated with the life of the people who are asked to … Continue reading

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Historic Houses as Sources of Empowerment

Although historic house museums are experiencing a decline in foot traffic as compared to other types of museums, it may be argued that these institutions hold a unique potential for empowerment. Empowerment for whom? And how can empowerment be cultivated … Continue reading

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