Lane - Oral History & Industrial Heritage Museums - Oral History and Industrial Heritage Museums Reflection Lauren Ward James B Lanes Oral History

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“Oral History and Industrial Heritage Museums” Reflection Lauren Ward October 16, 2014 James B. Lane’s “Oral History and Industrial Heritage Museums” discusses the contemporary approach to the perspective of oral history as a tool for creating industrial heritage museums. These museums have become a more popular idea in recent years to focus the public on the role and impact of the industrial era. Lane argues that creating these museums leads to a larger base of knowledge, and it is important to properly approach oral history so that it can be a tool to develop these museums. Lane discusses mentally forming “concentric circles” of information (608), which can help different areas of concentration on the aspects of this subject

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