Connecting Past and Present: Maritime museums and historical mission

By Lincoln Paine, published November 2016

Abstract

This article explores different approaches that maritime museums might consider to enlarge their audience and enhance their mission. In particular, it focuses on how we can incorporate the innovative research into ancient and contemporary structures of maritime trading networks by historians, archaeologists and others to broaden our geographic and thematic focus, and take on a more expansive, global vision of maritime history in ways that benefit the museum public, individual institutions, and the wider community of maritime museums worldwide.

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Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

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