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"It's Always Ourselves We Find in the Sea" : maritime museums and education at Independence Seaport Museum

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dc.contributor.advisor Woodhouse-Beyer, Katharine McCarthy, Meredith en_US 2007-02-28T20:22:43Z 2007-02-28T20:22:43Z 2004 en_US
dc.description.abstract I completed the primary research for my senior thesis in anthropology at Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, PA. I examined the museum through the lens of its education department, as education is key to the museum's mission. ISM is the only museum in the city whose exhibits and programs focus on the maritime history of the region. In order to be able to focus on the quality of this programming, ISM must first contend with the many political and economic challenges particular to being a small specialty museum. One of these challenges is expanding the museum's audience to include more families and ethnic minorities. New exhibits and better publicity could help ISM to better reach these audiences and further fulfill its possibility as a museum. After all, museums are informal educational settings of enormous value that have the ability to bring together people of varying ages, genders, ethnicities, and levels of formal education in the pursuit of entertainment and learning. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Bryn Mawr College. Dept. of Anthropology en_US
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dc.subject.lcsh Independence Seaport Museum
dc.subject.lcsh Maritime museums
dc.title "It's Always Ourselves We Find in the Sea" : maritime museums and education at Independence Seaport Museum en_US
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en_US
dc.rights.access Open Access

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