Case Studies in Cultural Entrepreneurship : How to Create Relevant and Sustainable Institutions, Paperback / softback Book

Case Studies in Cultural Entrepreneurship : How to Create Relevant and Sustainable Institutions Paperback / softback

Edited by Gretchen Sorin, Lynne A. Sessions

Part of the American Association for State and Local History series

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This book of five case studies demonstrates the critical role entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial thinking play in reinventing cultural organizations to make them relevant and sustainable for the twenty-first century and beyond.

Through the twin lenses of cultural entrepreneurship and organizational change, these readable and inspirational cases offer an in-depth analysis of how a variety of cultural organizations-small and large; local, regional and national; museums and arts organizations-have found opportunities in complex situations to create new identities and missions and, in doing so, have revitalized their organizations and in many cases, surrounding communities.

Cases include:*The Strong: how a museum in Rochester, New York, forged an entirely new national identity as The National Museum of Play. *National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium: how the Mississippi River Museum developed and nurtured a network of partnerships to create a new regional identity and, in doing so, revitalized the waterfront area of Dubuque, Iowa. *Montreal Center for History: using oral history and community collaborations to dramatically build its audiences throughout the city. *Proctors: how an arts organization revitalized downtown Schenectady, New York*Weeksville: how an institution in one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City found a niche that provided vital services to its constituency.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 118 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Category: Museums & museology
  • ISBN: 9781442230088

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