“I Should Probably Know More:” Reasons for and Roadblocks to the Use of Historic University Collections in Teaching

dc.contributor.author Marcketti, Sara
dc.contributor.author Gordon, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Marcketti, Sara
dc.contributor.department Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management
dc.date 2020-04-08T20:57:48.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T22:47:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T22:47:28Z
dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2019
dc.date.issued 2019-06-26
dc.description.abstract <p>Collections of dress and textiles can make subjects such as history come to life. However previous studies have shown that many collections are underutilized within university settings. The purpose of this paper is to examine contributing and detracting factors for use. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with curators and collection managers (n = 15) at twelve institutions. Respondents were then asked to recommend faculty members who did (n = 9) or did not use the collection (n = 6). Through data analysis, four major themes were related by the collection managers including: 1) ambiguous roles and unknown collections, 2) continual need for collection management maintenance, 3) lack of process and access to the collections, and 4) misperceptions about the collections. Faculty that used the collection (n = 9) stated previous knowledge of the collection and the importance of material culture to student knowledge and understanding. Barriers as identified by those faculty that did not use the collection (n = 6) included lack of access and difficulty in scheduling time to use the collections.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is published as Marcketti, S. and Gordon, J.F., 2019. “I Should Probably Know More:” Reasons for and Roadblocks to the Use of Historic University Collections in Teaching. <em>Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies</em>, 17(1), p.2. DOI: doi:<a target="_blank">10.5334/jcms.169</a>. </p>
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dc.source.uri 10.5334/jcms.169
dc.subject.disciplines Education
dc.subject.disciplines Fashion Design
dc.subject.disciplines Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts
dc.subject.disciplines Museum Studies
dc.subject.keywords collections
dc.subject.keywords museums
dc.subject.keywords history
dc.subject.keywords university
dc.title “I Should Probably Know More:” Reasons for and Roadblocks to the Use of Historic University Collections in Teaching
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