Category Archives: Case Study

A Note on Engagement: The Flower House in Detroit

I also really enjoyed the concept of the Funeral for a Home and wanted to compare it to the Flower House installation in Detroit.  Like Mantua in Philadelphia, Detroit has a long history of population loss, disinvestment, and residential vacancies.  … Continue reading

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Museum Exhibits: Jack-of-all-Trades

Tammy S. Gordon’s overview of exhibition practices in different types of museums contained so many phenomenal examples of Michigan-based historical institutions that it made me a little homesick!  One such example included one of my very favorite institutions located in … Continue reading

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Shared Authority Fail: Art and Interpretation on the Atlanta BeltLine

  Art on the Atlanta BeltLine: Context is Key Now in its eighth year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine (the “largest free, temporary outdoor art exhibition in the South”) recently opened its annual fall show featuring a piece along its Westside … Continue reading

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Leo Frank commemoration: Museum partnerships and controversial topics | Public History Commons

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Opportunities and Pitfalls of the Digital Platform

One particularly interesting aspect of Writing History in the Digital Age was the fact that different contributors all provide different understandings about how writing history in the technology age is engaged with by diverse people of differing disciplines and the variety … Continue reading

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Museum Programming & Identity

Institutional collections are a huge draw for museum enthusiasts. Seeing something that cannot be seen somewhere else is certainly a thrill that, as public historians, I’m sure we can all appreciate. When I interned at a museum that did not have … Continue reading

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Community Advocacy and the National Public Housing Museum

The idea of sustainability of relationships and constant community and institutional advocacy for programming beyond the tenure of an exhibition or event were the most interesting aspects of both tonight’s reading and class discussion.

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