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dc.contributor.author Zacarias, Eliana Mercedes
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-28T18:52:26Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-28T18:52:26Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/204078
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, the challenges that American museums face when engaging immigrant groups through public programs were examined. The historic exclusion of marginalized and immigrant groups by museums has affected how such groups and broader society view museums. As museums begin to shift toward a more visitor-centered model, it is important to examine how museums develop, implement, and evaluate programs designed to engage immigrant groups. A literature review and four case studies were conducted, followed by a final chapter that outlines key practices that should be in place when working with immigrant populations, and that presents three main conclusions concerning museum programming involving immigrant groups. It is concluded that museums seeking to serve immigrant populations must hire diverse staff and include people of color on their boards, that museums must collaborate with established community groups to implement programs, and that museums must strive to make meaningful connections with immigrant communities. en_US
dc.format.extent viii, 112 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher San Francisco State University en_US
dc.rights Copyright by Eliana Mercedes Zacarias, 2018 en_US
dc.source AS36 2018 MUSST .Z333
dc.title Museums and immigrant communities : effective public programming en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Museum Studies en_US


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