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Museums of social conscience : interpreting a troubled past.

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dc.contributor.advisor Hafertepe, Kenneth, 1955-
dc.contributor.author Higgins, Elizabeth M.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Museum Studies. en
dc.date.copyright 2009-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5329
dc.description.abstract The development of museums of social conscience is a significant, yet under appreciated, contribution to the greater museum community. This is a comprehensive study on the origins of these institutions, the impact they have had on the greater museum community, as well as a critical look at their methodology. Research materials primarily consists of personal interviews and correspondence with key institutions such as the International Coalition for Historic Site Museums of Social Conscience, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the Matilda Joselyn Gage House, the Museum of African American History of Boston, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This thesis offers a current, wide-ranging perspective on these noteworthy organizations – their unique collections, innovative interpretative techniques, funding, and community responses. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Conscience -- Museums -- History. en
dc.subject Justice -- Museums -- History. en
dc.subject Museums -- Interpretative programs. en
dc.subject Museum techniques. en
dc.subject Museums -- Public relation. en
dc.subject Museum finance. en
dc.title Museums of social conscience : interpreting a troubled past. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Museum Studies. en


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