For the old, rich, and cultured? Historic house museums and their relationship with young adults.
Access RightsWorldwide access
Carrington, Emily Lynn.
MetadataShow full item record
It has been traditionally understood that young adults are not active participants in historic house museums. This is a concern because if it is true, it means that historic house museums are not fulfilling their responsibility to educate the public as they are not reaching a particular demographic. Also, by failing to attract young adults, historic house museums are not ensuring that future generations will fulfill the roles of board members volunteers and financial support. This study investigated this claim through surveys distributed to likely historic house museum visitors between the ages of 18 and 35. Through this research, this thesis examines the current relationship young adults have with historic house museums, possible causes of this current situation, and potential actions historic house museums can take in the future to strengthen this relationship.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Higgins, Elizabeth M. (2009-06-10)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 ...
Collecting Greek and Roman antiquities : remarkable individuals and acquisitions in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Plagens, Emily S. (2008-12-15)The United States of America is distant both geographically and chronologically from the classical culture of the Greek and Roman civilizations. For these reasons, classical antiquities were not widely available to the ...
Sielaff, Steven K. (2014-01-28)The Mayborn Museum Complex Oral History Project documents the capital campaign, design, construction and formal dedication in 2004 of the Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University through the use of oral history interviews. ...