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Small Museum Toolkit Book Five: Interpretation: Education, Programs, and Exhibits
     

Small Museum Toolkit Book Five: Interpretation: Education, Programs, and Exhibits

by Stacy Klingler, Bob Beatty, Stephen Hague, Laura Keim, Madeline C. Flagler
 
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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Alexandra Rasic
Book Five of the Small Museum Toolkit is an invaluable resource for those who want to learn the ins and outs of solid interpretation. Contributors, whose insights come from years of experience on the front line, identify the most important things to keep in mind when planning and coordinating programs and exhibits. This is a book that I will share with paid and volunteer staff alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759119529
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
05/16/2013
Series:
Small Museum Toolkit Series
Edition description:
Small Museum Toolkit, Book Five
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

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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