Interpreting American Jewish History at Museums and Historic Sites Hardback
Part of the Interpreting History series
Interpreting American Jewish History at Museums and Historic Sites begins with a broad overview of American Jewish history in the context of a religious culture than extends back more than 3,000 years and which manifests itself in a variety of distinctive American forms.
Five chapters examine key themes in American Jewish history: movement, home life, community, prejudice, and culture.
Each thematic chapter is followed by a series of case studies that describe and analyze a variety of projects by historical organizations to interpret American Jewish life and culture for general public audiences.
The last two chapters of the book are a history of Jewish collections and Jewish museums in North America and a look at "next practice," intended to promote continuous innovation, new thinking, and programming that is responsive to ever-changing circumstances.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 248 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
- Publication Date: 10/11/2016
- Category: Museums & museology
- ISBN: 9781442264342
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