2015 Online Conference

Friday, September 18

 10:00-11:15am

Commerce + Interpretation: the Possibilities, Pitfalls, and Principles of Shared Use at Historic Sites
Shared use between for-profit commercial ventures and museum operations–the best new idea for sustaining historic sites or a risky proposition? The National Trust offers a frank assessment of prototyping this model at Cooper-Molera Adobe from different perspectives and provides a toolkit for evaluating it at your own site.

Chair:  Katherine Malone-France, Vice President for Historic Sites, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC; Paul Edmondson, Chief Legal Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC; Douglas Wiele, Founder and President, Foothill Partners, El Dorado Hills, CA