Preservation & Interpretation
As preservationists and museum professionals re-examine the historic house museum model, the methods and narratives used in interpretation emerge as a focus. Creating access—not only through broader representation but also by providing visitors with a clearer understanding of a site’s meaning—is key. As a result preservationists are developing tools and techniques to enliven sites through art, stronger community engagement, and new technologies. Learn how house museums and historic sites are moving beyond the velvet ropes.