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dc.contributor.authorStroja, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-01T23:42:00Z
dc.date.available2019-08-01T23:42:00Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1321-8166
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/qre.2018.29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/383685
dc.description.abstractVarying models of community engagement provide methods for museums to build valuable relationships with communities. These relationships hold the potential to become ongoing, dynamic opportunities for active community participation and engagement with museums. Nevertheless, the nuances of this engagement continue to remain a unique process that requires delicate balancing of museum obligations and community needs in order to ensure meaningful outcomes are achieved. This article discusses how community engagement can be an active, participatory process for visitors to museums. Research projects that utilise aspects of community-driven engagement models allow museums to encourage a sense of ownership and active participation with the museum. Indeed museums can balance obligations of education and representation of the past with long-term, meaningful community needs via projects that utilise aspects of community-driven engagement models. Using an oral history project at Historic Ormiston House as a case study,1 the article argues that museums and historic sites can encourage ongoing engagement through active community participation in museum projects. While this approach carries both challenges and opportunities for the museum, it opens doors to meaningful and long-term community engagement, allowing visitors to embrace the museum and its stories as active participants rather than as passive consumers.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom300
dc.relation.ispartofpageto321
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalQueensland Review
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther History and Archaeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistory and Philosophy of Specific Fields
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2202
dc.titleMy history, your history, our history: Developing meaningful community engagement within historic sites and museums
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/
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gro.griffith.authorStroja, Jessica


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