Interpretation: Education, Programs, and Exhibits (Google eBook)

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Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, Stacy Klingler
Rowman Altamira, Nov 16, 2011 - Business & Economics - 156 pages
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Programs, tours and exhibits are the meat-and-potatoes of what most museums do to meet their missions to educate the public. Interpretation helps make small museums compelling so that the public understands that they are more than a repository of dusty objects. This book considers researching and designing exhibits and best practices for sharing the stories with your audiences. It explores how to orient your organization to be effective interpreters of what you collect, including how to tell engaging stories and how to address difficult issues you may have ignored in the past, like slavery, prejudice and privilege. For the non-historian, it also offers a step-by-step primer on good historical research.
  

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Contents

HOW TO PLAN AND IMPLEMENT INTERPRETATION
1
CHAPTER TWO INTERPRETING DIFFICULT ISSUES
26
RESEARCHING HISTORICAL EXHIBITS
49
FROM PLANNING TO BUILDING
71
CHAPTER FIVE THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
100
INDEX
133
ABOUT THE EDITORS
139
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
141
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About the author (2011)

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko is chief executive officer at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Stacy Klingler is the assistant director of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society.

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