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ERIC Number: EJ936222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Shall We Go for a Ride? A Conversation about the Role of the Staten Island Historical Society's Model T
Friedman, Maxine
Journal of Museum Education, v36 n2 p147-153 Sum 2011
This article, which focuses on a 1913 Model T touring car in the permanent collection of the Staten Island Historical Society, looks at the challenges faced by historic sites in attempting to care for and preserve their artifact collections while still making them accessible to the public. It documents the step-by-step process undertaken by the society's staff and board of trustees to determine whether it is appropriate to allow this car, a vehicle with a strong local provenance, to become an active-use artifact. The article describes the staff's research and assessment process, weighs the potential benefits and dangers, and offers several possible interpretive approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York