Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Curriculum, Advocacy, and Policy
This paper considers the creation of identity and self through interaction with museums. By understanding whether there is a correlation between how someone views themselves and their placement within society and the national narrative, consideration of alternative actions in combating social issues is possible. Likewise, through this knowledge, there is the potential for museums and public spaces to become of greater interest as places where topics relating to social concerns are presented and discussed. A qualitative research method was used to gather evidence of the correlation between identity and museums and revealed a relationship between identity and self-understanding and museum interactions.
Holderfield, William, "Identity And Public History" (2023). Dissertations. 754.