Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




The following analysis serves as an invitation to the reader interested in house museums and museum development, as well as a study of the internal operations of the Louisiana State Museum's Edward Douglass White Historic Site. The Louisiana State Museum is a relatively large system of 12 museum sites spread throughout the state. A brief history of the LSM is provided in chapter one, which precedes the reports primary substance expressed in chapter three, where day-to-day operations of the LSM-Edward Douglass White Historic Site house museum are analyzed via a SWOT analysis. Every part of research went hand in hand with my intern experience as the house museum's curator, research developed to offer the LSM templates for future growth. Equivalently, the suggestions noted in this report -- that of constructively operating a house museum, are outlined in respect to its surrounding community.