9780983480303

Letting Go?: Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780983480303

  • ISBN10:

    0983480303

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2011-09-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

LETTING GO? investigates path-breaking public history practices at a time when the traditional expertise of museums seems challenged at every turn-by the Web and digital media, by community-based programming, by new trends in oral history and by contemporary art. In this anthology of 19 thought pieces, case studies, conversations and commissioned art, almost 30 leading practitioners such as Michael Frisch, Jack Tchen, Liz Sevcenko, Kathleen McLean, Nina Simon, Ben Katchor and Fred Wilson explore the implications of letting audiences create, not just receive, historical content. Drawing on examples from history, art, and science museums, LETTING GO? offers concrete examples and models that will spark innovative work at institutions of all sizes and budgets. This engaging new collection will serve as an introductory text for those newly grappling with a changing field and, for those already pursuing the goal of "letting go," a tool for taking stock and pushing ahead.

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