New solutions for house museums: ensuring the long-term preservation of America's historic houses

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AltaMira Press, 2007 - Architecture - 260 pages
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A generational shift is occurring at historic house museums as board members and volunteers retire while few young people step forward to take their place. These landmarks are also plagued by serious deferred maintenance, and many have no endowment funds. What will happen to these sites in the next ten years, and what can be done to assure their continued preservation for generations to come? In New Solutions for House Museums, Harris examines possible options and provides a decision-making methodology as well as a dozen case studies of house museums that have made a successful transition to a new owner or user.

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Is This Your House Museum?
The DecisionMaking Process
Making the Transition

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