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Exhibition and Ideology: The Perpetuation of the Rural Ideal at the Wellington County Museum and Archives

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dc.contributor.advisor Gordon, Alan
dc.contributor.author Graham, Robyn
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-27T15:05:22Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-27T15:05:22Z
dc.date.copyright 2013-05
dc.date.created 2013-05-21
dc.date.issued 2013-05-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/7171
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an analysis of the rural ideal as it resonates through exhibition at local county museums in southern Ontario. This study brings attention to the potential for museums to perpetuate the rural ideal through the manner in which they frame artifacts and create historical displays. Through a combination of a through historiography which features public history, museums, and rural history, this thesis argues that museums work in a similar manner as text or images to identify with an ideology. Utilizing the Wellington County Museum and Archives as a case study, exhibits of the institution are deconstructed to demonstrate their association with the ideal and the potential influence this may possess on audiences. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Wellington County en_US
dc.subject Museums en_US
dc.subject southern Ontario en_US
dc.subject rural history en_US
dc.subject rural ideal en_US
dc.subject public history en_US
dc.title Exhibition and Ideology: The Perpetuation of the Rural Ideal at the Wellington County Museum and Archives en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme History en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of History en_US
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