Collections Audiences and the Nature of the Past in the Smithsonian and the NPS
Lecture, November 2nd, 2016, National Postal Museum Drawing on research from her book, Dr. Denise Meringolo offers a critical comparison of the histories and philosophies of collecting and exhibition in the National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institution. Her talk offers a context for discussing each institution’s efforts to alter collection and display practices as part of a larger effort to re-configure its relationship with under-represented communities. Denise D. Meringolo is Associate Professor of History and Director of Public History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She teaches courses in community-based public history practice, material culture, and visual culture. Her book "Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History" (University of Massachusetts, 2012) won the 2013 National Council on Public History prize for the best book in the field.
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