History Hour - Rational Amusements: A Brief History of the Ever-Evolving Museum

  • Virtual

  • Address: 283 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Times: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Dates: May 07, 2024
  • Admission: Price Varies
  • Contact: Trevor Freeman
  • Phone: (828) 253-9231
  • Email: education@ashevillehistory.org

Join Asheville Museum of History Tuesday, May 7 at 6pm for this Zoom program. Museums have changed greatly since the emergence from the modern museum around 1800, and have diversified into an amazing variety of institutions adapted to diverse cultures around the world. This presentation will examine how museums have evolved and how this has affected institutional missions, what is collected, how collections are managed, and the audiences that museums serve, while the association of objects and learning has remained at the heart of the museum. Today’s museums face many new and complex challenges, including which objects should be acquired, how collections are interpreted, the need for deaccessioning, the problem of preserving digitized information, and responding to calls for decolonization, repatriation, and restrictions on what should be exhibited. Join us to learn more.

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