The Role of University Museums and Heritage in the 21st Century

The Museum Review

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Title The Role of University Museums and Heritage in the 21st Century
Creator Kozak, PhD, Zenobia R.
Subject Museum; museum history; university museums; museum research
Museum studies; university heritage; university museum; heritage
Description University museums and collections present both challenges and opportunities for their parentinstitutions. The identification and recognition of objects and collections of material ‘heritage’ proves difficult to universities, due to their collections’ formation and ongoing utilization. Although each university possesses a history of varied length and significance, the rich heritage collections universities keep remain undefined and largely unknown. This article addresses new and changing roles for university museums and collections, focusing on the definition and role of heritage in the university. What purpose does an institutional collection of academic heritage serve beyond preserving or representing the history of a university? By utilizing these once undefined and underappreciated collections, universities can use the heritage objects and material culture representative of their academic history and traditions as institutional promotion to potential students, staff, and funding bodies.
Publisher Rogers Publishing Corporation NFP
Date 2018-07-13
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source The Museum Review; Vol 1, No 1 (2016)
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Zenobia R. Kozak, PhD

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