Demise or survival of historical house museums

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dc.contributor.advisor Costello, Anthony J. en_US Jourdan, Katherine M. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:33:57Z 2011-06-03T19:33:57Z 1985 en_US 1985
dc.identifier LD2489.Z785 1985 .J68 en_US
dc.description.abstract Today there are hundreds of historic house museums open in communities across the country. Many of these museums recognize a noted historical character or event while others are noted for their architectural styling and detail. How should these museums care for their collections and interpretations to keep their standards high and to attract visitors? The case studies look at how several museums in east central Indiana operate and manage under different types of ownership, including state, county, and city governments, foundations, and historic groups. From interviews and visitations these museums were analysed as to how they coped with finances, day to day operations, traffic, collections and maintenance policies. The histories and future goals of each site were also researched and documented. Conclusions were drawn after these case studies were finished as to what were the best methods of management in order to achieve a high quality historic house museum.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent v, 93 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Historical museums -- Indiana -- Management. en_US
dc.title Demise or survival of historical house museums en_US Thesis (M.S.H.P.)
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