Theses (Historic Preservation)

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Thesis or dissertation

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Suggested Citation:
Hawes, Sarah Elizabeth. (2010) "Curating Architecture: An Investigation of the Motives and Practice of Architectural Collection and Exhibition with Recommendations for Interpretation of the Architectural Study Collection at Independence National Historical Park." (Masters Thesis). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.


This thesis examines the history, theory and practice of collecting and exhibiting architecture as a context from which cultural resource management guidelines for the interpretation of architectural fragment collections is generated. The Independence National Historical Park Architectural Study Collection serves as a case study to apply this framework as the National Park Service prepares to design and curate an interpretive exhibit for a representative selection of the collection.


Historic Preservation; Independence National Historical Park



Date Posted: 10 August 2010