Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction of History in America's Changing Communities

Defining Memory Local Museums and the Construction of History in America s Changing Communities Defining Memory uses case studies of exhibits from around the country to examine how local museums defined as museums whose collections are local in scope or whose audiences are primarily local have

  • Title: Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction of History in America's Changing Communities
  • Author: Amy K. Levin David Kyvig Tami Christopher James Connor Jessie Embry Eric Gable Lucian Gomoll Richard Handler
  • ISBN: 9780759113886
  • Page: 297
  • Format: ebook
  • Defining Memory uses case studies of exhibits from around the country to examine how local museums, defined as museums whose collections are local in scope or whose audiences are primarily local, have both shaped and been shaped by evolving community values and sense of history Levin and her contributors argue that these small institutions play a key role in defining AmerDefining Memory uses case studies of exhibits from around the country to examine how local museums, defined as museums whose collections are local in scope or whose audiences are primarily local, have both shaped and been shaped by evolving community values and sense of history Levin and her contributors argue that these small institutions play a key role in defining America s self identity and should be studied as seriously as national institutions like the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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    1. There were great articles in the book, but the selection did not match what the book stated it was trying to do by looking at small and local museums (by the book's own defination). But all in all, it was a good book.

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