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Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction of History in America's Changing Communities

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Defining Memory uses case studies of exhibits from around the country to examine how local museums, defined as museums whose collections are local in scope or whose audiences are primarily local, have both shaped and been shaped by evolving community values and sense of history. Levin and her contributors argue that these small institutions play a key role in defining America's self-identity and should be studied as seriously as more national institutions like the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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ISBN:
9780759110502
Author:
Levin, Amy K.
Publisher:
Altamira Press
Author:
Levin, Amy
Subject:
Management
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Museums
Subject:
Americana
Subject:
United States History, Local.
Subject:
Historic buildings -- United States.
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
American Association for State and Local History Books
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
289
Dimensions:
8.96x6.52x.85 in. .97 lbs.

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