Category Archives: North America

Review of “The Earthscan Reader on NGO Management”: The Role of NGOs in Sustainable Development and Heritage Management around the World

This text on NGO management is an edited collection of essays focusing on issues in the goals, efficacy, structure and administration of non-governmental development organizations (NGDOs), and is itself organized in a textbook-like fashion, with an apparent audience of people … Continue reading

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Review of “Clan, Caste and Club”: Adding India to the Conversation

Clan, Caste and Club, by F.L.K. Hsu (1963), focuses on the major differences among those cultural structures that are most common and valued in America, Hindu India, and China, seeking to add nuance to the understanding of each by means of … Continue reading

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Review of “The Geography of Thought” and its Relevance for World Heritage Management

The fascinating and accessibly-written book The Geography of Thought, published in 2004 by cultural psychologist Richard Nisbett, summarizes the broad-spectrum implications of a number of studies that he, his graduate students, and his colleagues in related disciplines carried out in … Continue reading

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Forget The Mission Statement. What’s Your Mission Question?

Forget The Mission Statement. What’s Your Mission Question? | Co.Design: business + innovation + design. This article has some solid points that would be useful for any organization to think about, I expect.  It focuses on the concept of returning … Continue reading

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5 Lessons In UI Design, From A Breakthrough Museum

1 | 5 Lessons In UI Design, From A Breakthrough Museum | Co.Design: business + innovation + design. Although focusing on what the Cleveland Museum of Art’s successful use of interactive media means for effective design in public spaces, this … Continue reading

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The Science of Preservation: A Podcast on the Conservation of a Crumbling Church in Philadelphia

Episode 169: Neighborhood Preservation | Chemical Heritage Foundation. “March 19, 2013 | Distillations Staff Download Subscribe in iTunes Majestic old buildings testify to the rich history of cities across the world. But why do some of these buildings seem unaged while … Continue reading

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Jon Jarvis, Director of the US National Park Service, Discusses National Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas – YouTube Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, created this video as part of efforts to promote a system of National Heritage Areas in the US, and discusses the basics of how they fundamentally rely on … Continue reading

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American Historic House Museums, Strategies for Survival

Some American historic house museums, struggling to attract visitors, turn to strategic use of digital media, while others end up going under.  In this article from the Washington Post, we can see how older forms of presenting historic museums are … Continue reading

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