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House Museums are a passion, as well as pages of living history. They are also a research field.

A branch of the International Council of Museum (ICOM), called DEMHIST (abbreviated from the French Demeures Historiques) is dedicated to House Museums, and a bibliography is available. Here's a selection - a work in progress, constantly updated also with the suggestions of the Network members.

Some of these publications, marked here as • on line, are available on the Web.

• Stephen Alsford, David Parry (1991), “Interpretive Theatre: A Role in Museums?”, in Museum Management and Curatorship 10, pp. 8-23, Routledge, London

•  American Association for State and Local History (2008), Technical Leaflet #244, “How Sustainable Is Your Historic House Museum?” included in History News, Autumn, AASLH, Nashville, TN • on line

• Dante Bolognesi, Manuela Ricci (2008), Le case museo dei poeti e degli scrittori di Romagna, Pro Arte, Lugo

• Bradley C. Brooks (2002), “The Historic House Furnishing Plan: Process and Product”, in Donnelly, Interpreting Historic House Museums, pp. 128-143, Altamira Press, New York

• Julius Bryant (2009), “Museum Period Rooms for the Twenty-first Century: Salvaging Ambition”, in Museum Management and Curatorship (Vol. 24, No. 1, March), pp. 73-84, Routledge, London

• Magaly Cabral (2001), “Exhibiting and Communicating History and Society in Historic House Museums”, in Museum International No. 210 (Vol. 53, No. 2), Unesco, Paris • on line

• Katie Chavez (2005), Site Specific Performance at Historic Sites: Resources, Bibliography, and Examples, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island • on line

• Marianne Curling (2002), “How to Write a Furnishing Plan”, Technical Leaflet, in History News, Vol. 57, Number 2 (spring), American Association for State and Local History

• Maria Dayton (2007), “The Mulford House: A Strategy to Reinterpret a Small House Museum”, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania, unpublished • on line

• Jessica Foy Donnelly (2002), Interpreting Historic House Museums, AASLH Book Series, Altamira Press, New York

• David Guynes (1995), “The Guise of Summer: Seasonal Changes in Historic House Furnishings”, in Cultural Resource Management Vol. 18, No. 10, National Park Service

• John A. Herbst (1990), “The Challenge of Interpretation at Historic House Museums", in Pittsburgh History Vol. 73, No. 3, pp. 119-128,  Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA

• Martha Katz-Hyman (2001), “Preparing a Furnishing Plan for a Historic House When There is Little or No Information”, in Alhfam Bulletin 31, No. 1, Association of Living History, Farm & Agricultural Museums

• Nick Kaye (2000), Site Specific Art: Performance, Place, and Documentation, Routledge, London and New York

• James Kern (2008), “Brucemore: A Cultural Center for Cedar Rapids”, in Forum Journal (Spring), National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC • on line

• Kevin McMahon (2000), “Displacements, Furnishings, Houses, and Museums: Six Motifs and Three Terms of Connoisseurship”, in Suderberg, Erika, ed., Space, Site, Intervention: Situating Installation Art, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis

• Rosanna Pavoni (2001), “Historic House Museums Speak to the Public: Spectacular Exhibits Versus a Philological Interpretation of History”, in Acts of the International Conference of DEMHIST, Genova, November 2000, DEMHIST, Bergamo

• Rosanna Pavoni (2001), “Towards a Definition and Typology of Historic House Museums”, in Museum International No. 210 (Vol. 53, No. 2), Unesco, Paris • on line

• Rosanna Pavoni (2002), “New Forms of Management for Historic House Museums?”, in Acts of the Second Annual DEMHIST Conference, Barcelona, July 2001, DEMHIST, Milano

• Rosanna Pavoni (2003), “Historic House Museums as Witnesses of National and Local Identities”, in Acts of the Third Annual DEMHIST Conference, Amsterdam, ICN-Instituut Collectie Nederland, October 14-16, 2002, translated by Starleen K. Meyer, DEMHIST, Amsterdam

• Rosanna Pavoni (2008), “Case Museo: prospettive per un nuovo ruolo nella cultura e nella società”, Ministerio de Cultura y Museo Romántico, Madrid • on line

• Giovanni Pinna (2001), “Introduction to Historic House Museums”, in Museum International No. 210 (Vol. 53, No. 2), Unesco, Paris • on line

• Richard Rabinowitz (2003), “The Devil in the (Liberty Bell's) Belfry: The Transformation of Cultural Practice”, Docstoc, Santa Monica, CA • on line

• Mónica Risnicoff de Gorgas (2001), “Introduction to Historic House Museums”, in Museum International No. 210 (Vol. 53, No. 2), Unesco, Paris • on line

•  Vv.Aa. (2013), Casas museo: museología y gestión, Secretaría General Técnica. Centro de Publicaciones. Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Madrid • on line

• Patricia West (1999), Domesticating History: the Political Origins of America's House Museums, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC

• Linda Young (2007), “Is There a Museum in the House? Historic Houses as a Species of Museum”, in Museum Management and Curatorship (Vol. 22, No. 1, March), pp. 59-77, Routledge, London

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