Affiliates of the United States settlement house movement provided a historical precedent for engaged, community-centered museum practice. Their innovations upon the social survey, a key sociological data collection and data visualization tool, as well as their efforts to interpret results via innovative, culturally democratic exhibition techniques, had a contemporary impact on both museum practice and the history of social work. This impact resonates in the socially-responsive work of community museums of the recent past. The ethics of settlement methodology- including flexibility, experimentalism, empathetic practice, local community focus, and social justice activism- foreshadow the precepts and practices of what is now known as public history.
|Advisor:||Lowe, Hilary I.|
|Commitee:||Bruggeman, Seth C., Lopez, Lisa J.|
|School Location:||United States -- Pennsylvania|
|Source:||MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||American history, Social research, Museum studies|
|Keywords:||Data visualization, History of social work, Museum practice, Public history, Settlement house, Social survey|
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