Date of Award
Museum Studies, M.A.
History and Social Studies Education Department
Museums come in all shapes and sizes but do museum standards? The purpose of this thesis is explore the importance of adapting museum industry standards to the distinctive mission, collection, and feasibility of a specific institution. This research was exemplified by a case study of the historical and archival materials related to the Richardson Center Corporation and Richardson Olmsted Campus. The unique situation of the Richardson Olmsted Campus as a site-specific arts and cultural organization related to the adaptive reuse of a historic landmark was also contextualized within the trend of historic reuse and the larger scope of museum industry standards, particularly pertaining to collection storage and archival guidelines.
Bateson-Brown, Isabelle C., "What to Keep and How to Keep It: A Case Study of Archival Material related to the Richardson Olmsted Campus" (2020). Museum Studies Projects. 16.