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Creating The Experience: Engaging Millennials In Museums With A Focus On Jewish Millennials And Museums, Sarah G. Drozda Dec 2021

Creating The Experience: Engaging Millennials In Museums With A Focus On Jewish Millennials And Museums, Sarah G. Drozda

Museum Studies Theses

In this research, I explore two main ideas: The relationship that millennials have with museums and what programming excites them into coming back to the museum. To do this, I did a background review of the motivations and passions of the millennial generation, as well as various programming that have engaged millennials in museums. As someone who is a millennial and passionate about Jewish museums and Jewish engagement, I focused my research on how museums can help to bring Jewish millennials closer to their heritage, culture, and Jewish identity. A good segment of Jewish millennials is not drawn to traditional …


Proof Positive: Applications Of Chemical Analysis Techniques In Art Forgery Detection, Joseph Fryc Dec 2021

Proof Positive: Applications Of Chemical Analysis Techniques In Art Forgery Detection, Joseph Fryc

Museum Studies Theses

In response to the subjective nature of older forgery detection techniques, modern forgery detection methods rely heavily on chemical analysis of the materials utilized in a given piece of work in order to make authenticity determinations. Chemical methods of detection at their core provide an objective determination of facts regarding the composition of materials utilized in contested pieces and provide a relative date of production for those materials. In this way, chemical analysis helps service the field of modern forgery detection as a direct compliment to traditional stylistic analysis, by providing extra data on the piece that can often be …


Museums & Environmental Sustainability: Are They Doing Enough?, Alexandra M. Dwyer Dec 2021

Museums & Environmental Sustainability: Are They Doing Enough?, Alexandra M. Dwyer

Museum Studies Theses

As the world continues to be affected by the rapid rates of climate change, institutions from every sector are transitioning to become more sustainable by reducing or eliminating their harmful habits on the ecosystem. Whether by their own accord or external pressure from current legislative action to cut carbon emissions, institutions are shifting towards a sustainable future. For museums there are additional unique reasons to adopt sustainability into various aspects with their institution. The most influential reason is that museums have a responsibility as community leaders and change makers. However, looming questions remain: Are museums doing enough? Are these cultural …


Ledgers Of The W.T. Carter And Brother Lumber Company: An Archival Processing Project, Christopher Cameron Cotton Dec 2021

Ledgers Of The W.T. Carter And Brother Lumber Company: An Archival Processing Project, Christopher Cameron Cotton

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The W.T. Carter and Brother Lumber Company began in 1898 and operated until 1968 when it was sold to the U.S. Plywood Corporation. The Polk County, Texas company harvested longleaf pine during a crucial period of development for the Texas economy. The lumber industry was the state’s first large scale commercial enterprise not dependent on farming and provided a model for future extractive industries in the state. The W.T. Carter and Brother Lumber Company town of Camden, Texas exemplifies rural implementations of the company town system in the Texas lumber industry. This public history thesis provides a brief history of …


Accessibility For All: Digitization In Museums, Shayna Diamond Nov 2021

Accessibility For All: Digitization In Museums, Shayna Diamond

Museum Studies Theses

The role museums have in society is an ever-changing one. As institutions of knowledge, culture, and humanity, they are subject to the same evolutions as the people they represent, educate, and serve. Thus, as digitization movements have swept the world, efforts to bring museums into the digital age have increased. This paper discusses digitization in the museum context, addresses the digitization of collections and exhibitions, and examines how digitization tools open those resources for public access – in particular for people with disabilities. The aim of this topic is to demonstrate how said digitization can best be utilized for the …


Remembering Why: Finding Direction In The Face Of Unsustainable Collections Practices, Megan Barr May 2021

Remembering Why: Finding Direction In The Face Of Unsustainable Collections Practices, Megan Barr

Museum Studies Theses

Shifts in the philosophy and practices that guide museums have changed the way we collect and what we collect. However, professional standards and expectations related to the management and use of those collections have largely remained unaltered. Museum professionals are repeatedly confronted by the impracticality and near impossibility of achieving accepted professional standards when managing collections. It is clear that the profession needs to rethink the practices and policies that shape our daily work assumptions, but where do we begin? Using Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle as a guide, we will rearticulate our purpose and reexamine the practices that get in …


Aiming To Reenact: The Efficacy Of Military Living History As A Learning Tool, Leah T. Glenn May 2021

Aiming To Reenact: The Efficacy Of Military Living History As A Learning Tool, Leah T. Glenn

Museum Studies Theses

People around the world have been fascinated with recreating the past since antiquity. Over the past century, however, the presentation of historical information using various forms of human interaction and animation has gained increasing attention, at least in the historic site community if not largely accepted among academic historians. Utilizing a number of non-traditional tools to create a multisensory experience for visitors, this “living” history aims at entertaining the public while providing insights into the past not easily gained through more academic means. Further, there have been many sites, particularly those with a military theme, that have chosen to utilize …


More Than A Museum: Museums' Past, Current, And Future Involvement With Racial Issues, Madeline B. Friedler May 2021

More Than A Museum: Museums' Past, Current, And Future Involvement With Racial Issues, Madeline B. Friedler

Museum Studies Theses

The year 2020 has been universally acknowledged as an extraordinary point in activist history. The Black Lives Matter organization has spearheaded a new wave of activism comparable to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and 70s. By evaluating how cultural learning centers such as museums have presented racial history in the past, an effective plan can be made on how museums should interpret this present-day history. Museums should not only recognize #BlackLivesMatter as an important part of history in an academic sense, but they should also actively promote positive racial change in the communities they serve. Research shows that …


La Descripción Archivistica De Las Actas Producidas Por El Concejo Municipal Del Distrito De Cajicá. (En El Período Comprendido Entre 1887 - 1893) De La Alcaldía Municipal De Cajicá, Edgar Ricardo Chibuque Ruiz Jan 2021

La Descripción Archivistica De Las Actas Producidas Por El Concejo Municipal Del Distrito De Cajicá. (En El Período Comprendido Entre 1887 - 1893) De La Alcaldía Municipal De Cajicá, Edgar Ricardo Chibuque Ruiz

Maestría en Gestión Documental y Administración de Archivos

Los Archivos Municipales corresponden a un grupo de documentos que evidencian las actuaciones que se llevan a cabo dentro de un municipio, por lo tanto el archivo y los documentos que se originan son de dominio público y se constituyen en parte de la memoria cultural, histórica y documental de la entidad y de la misma comunidad. El trabajo pretende realizar la descripción de las actas producidas por el Concejo Municipal del Distrito de Cajicá (para el período comprendido entre 1887 - 1893) de la Alcaldía, actividad que se constituye en parte del legado y la representatividad del derecho constitucional …


Guía Metodológica De Administración De Archivos Electrónicos Como Herramienta Para La Gobernanza De La Información, Alejandra Mariana Flores Carlos, Edna Molina Pérez Jan 2021

Guía Metodológica De Administración De Archivos Electrónicos Como Herramienta Para La Gobernanza De La Información, Alejandra Mariana Flores Carlos, Edna Molina Pérez

Maestría en Gestión Documental y Administración de Archivos

Con la publicación de la Ley General de Archivos se materializa el interés real de salvaguardar la documentación que da testimonio y evidencia de los procesos de la administración pública, del ejercicio del poder, la justicia, la democracia y la defensa de los derechos humanos, sin distinción del soporte en el que se encuentren. Por un lado, se resalta la necesidad de tomar acciones sobre aquella documentación que se genera en ambientes digitales. Por otro, se hace evidente el reto de rescatar los archivos que por años se han acumulado sin control.

A raíz de la complejidad que representa tener …


A Museum’S Guide To Queer Inclusivity, Ashtin O. Ashbrook Jan 2021

A Museum’S Guide To Queer Inclusivity, Ashtin O. Ashbrook

Museum Studies Theses

LGBT+ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender, also called queer) people have always existed. The history of queer people has been repressed and destroyed. As culture changes and becomes more accepting of these identities, queer people are living more openly, and history is being well recorded. Museums are institutions that are responsible for representing and perpetuating cultural views, and therefore have a responsibility to include a diverse variety of people. One strategy to normalize queerness is to integrate it into museums. This guide will explore queer inclusion, with an emphasis on transgender inclusion, in all different types of museums. The following …


La Conservación Preventiva Del Patrimonio Documental En Tiempos De Pandemia, Diana Catalina Rincon Sanchez Jan 2021

La Conservación Preventiva Del Patrimonio Documental En Tiempos De Pandemia, Diana Catalina Rincon Sanchez

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

Colombia es un país que se caracteriza por identificar algunos problemas que han surgido por la pandemia Covid 19 en los documentos, archivos, materiales bibliográficos y museales en las instituciones de información de Bogotá, en donde el objetivo es analizar la conservación preventiva del patrimonio documental en tiempos de pandemia. Dadas las circunstancias de la crisis sanitaria mundial que se vive, hay ciertos riesgos que pueden producirse dentro del acceso a la información de los documentos, y de los archivos históricos que se conservan y mantienen durante la pandemia.

Así mismo, las instituciones de información extreman medidas de bioseguridad, donde …