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The museum -forging partnerships

  1. 1. The Museum––Forging Partnerships with an Often-Overlooked Segment of the Tourism Industry Gwendolyn Lawe, Instructor, Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, Thomas Jefferson High School, Dallas,Texas  
  2. 2. Putting Museums on the Tourist Itinerary: Dallas/Fort Worth There’s something for you in Dallas/Fort Worth and Beyond. Visitors from all around the world come to the area each year to take in its many world-class treasures: Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum, and Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth to the variety of museums housed within Dallas’ historic Fair Park, the Nasher Sculpture Centers, Dallas Museum of Art, and the Crow Collection of Asian Art.  
  3. 3. The Museum––Forging Partnerships with an Often-Overlooked Segment of the Tourism Industry Museums are an extremely important segment of the tourism industry. Although some museums have local appeal, most depend heavily upon the tourist industry for their survival.  
  4. 4. Putting Museums on the Tourist Itinerary: Top Ten Places (Countries) in the World
  5. 5. My Top Ten Places Mario Vela, BCIS II, Travel Student Thomas Jefferson High School Dallas, Texas
  6. 6. <ul><li>1) Italy </li></ul><ul><li>2) Greece </li></ul><ul><li>3)Spain </li></ul><ul><li>4) Turkey </li></ul><ul><li>5) Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>6) United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>7) United States </li></ul><ul><li>8) France </li></ul><ul><li>9) Germany </li></ul><ul><li>10)China </li></ul>
  7. 7. Italy <ul><li>Rome: Medieval churches </li></ul><ul><li>Venice: Museums and palaces </li></ul><ul><li>Florence: Renaissance architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Turin: Artisan workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Milan: La Scala Opera House </li></ul><ul><li>Naples: Artistic Treasures </li></ul><ul><li>Bologna: Cuisine and wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Perugia: Summer Jazz Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Genoa: Principal seaports </li></ul><ul><li>Padua: Main pilgrim shrines </li></ul><ul><li>La Scala is one of Italy's most famous opera houses and a must-see attraction for opera fans. The 2007-2008 opera season opened December 7 with Wagner's Tristan und Isolde and Daniel Barenboim making his impressive debut as principal guest conductor. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Greece <ul><li>Athens: The Acropolis </li></ul><ul><li>Cape Sounion: Temple of Poseidon </li></ul><ul><li>Santorini: Island </li></ul><ul><li>Mykonos: Island </li></ul><ul><li>Epidaurus: Ancient Theater of Epidaurus </li></ul><ul><li>Mycenae: National Archeological Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Crete: Minoan Palace </li></ul><ul><li>Hydra: Monasteries </li></ul><ul><li>Thessaloniki: Byzantine churches </li></ul><ul><li>Olympia: Site of the first Olympic Games </li></ul><ul><li>It is situated in the southernmost, highest part of the promontory. The area was evened off and supported by means of retaining walls on the north and west sides. A Propylon was constructed on the north side, and porticoes along the north and the east for the accommodation of the pilgrims. The site was dominated by the Classical temple. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Spain <ul><li>Madrid: Museo del Prado </li></ul><ul><li>Barcelona: Mediterranean cuisine </li></ul><ul><li>Salamanca: Vía de la Plata </li></ul><ul><li>Valencia: Spanish gateway to the Mediterranean </li></ul><ul><li>Córdoba: Hispania Ulterior under the Roman Empire </li></ul><ul><li>Pirineos: The Pyrenees </li></ul><ul><li>Costa de la Luz: Catedral de Cádiz </li></ul><ul><li>Granada: The last Arab Kingdom in the Peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>Sevilla: City of Italica built by the Romans </li></ul><ul><li>Zaragoza: Theatres, cinemas, fairs, and festivals </li></ul><ul><li>It took 116 years to complete, so the mix of styles is evident. Construction began in the Baroque style and was completed in the Neoclassic style. There are sculptural works from the old cathedral inside. The towers and the sacristy were built last, in the 19th century. The vaults of the high altar and the choir stalls are noteworthy, although the latter are not from the cathedral. There are some very beautiful Baroque images. The church is topped with a dome of gilded brick, which gives it an impressive look. The brilliant Manuel de Falla is buried in the crypt. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Turkey <ul><li>Istanbul: Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) </li></ul><ul><li>Troy: Troy Open Air Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Bodrum: Underwater Archeology Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Ankara: Ankara Citadel </li></ul><ul><li>Izmir: Clock Tower (Saat Kulesi) </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesus: The House of the Virgin Mary </li></ul><ul><li>Goreme: Goreme Open Air Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Kalkan: Korsan Restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>Urqup: Zelve Open Air Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Kutahya: The Temple of Zeus </li></ul><ul><li>The museum is situated in St. Peter's Castle which was built around at 15th C by the Knights of St. John of Rhodes. The castle houses interesting artifacts from Prehistoric, Carian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and Turkish periods. The Museum of Underwater Archaeology houses a collection of artifacts from the wrecks of a number of ships. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Thailand <ul><li>Bangkok: Chao Phraya River (River of Kings) </li></ul><ul><li>Tak: Karen Tribe Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Phucket: Sino-Portuguese architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Yala: City Pillar Shrine </li></ul><ul><li>Trat: Ko Chang Island </li></ul><ul><li>Sing Buri: Monument of Bang Rachan Heroes </li></ul><ul><li>Si Sa Ket: Kuhn Ampai Punich building </li></ul><ul><li>Krabi: Than Bok Khorani National Park </li></ul><ul><li>Rayong: Rayong Aquarium </li></ul><ul><li>Saraburi: The Golden Buddha Image </li></ul><ul><li>Owned and operated jointly by the Department of Fisheries of Thailand and the Eastern Marine Fisheries Research and Development Center, the aquarium hosts 43 aquarium tanks with the capacity of 1-4 tons each, an underwater glass tunnel, an outdoor shark and ray pond, a shell museum, and fishing boat exhibitions. </li></ul>
  12. 12. United Kingdom <ul><li>Londonderry: Hilltop Aerials Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Durham: Aycliff Caravan Park </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge: Cambridge Contemporary Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Bradford: Jack’s Chippy Restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>Manchester: Tracks Coffee Shop </li></ul><ul><li>Lisburn: Arora (vegetarian restaurant) </li></ul><ul><li>Oxford: Windsor Books International </li></ul><ul><li>Stirling: Ozzy’s (clothing store) </li></ul><ul><li>Norwich: Vue Cinemas </li></ul><ul><li>York: Oscar’s Wine Bar </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge contemporary art specializes in handmade prints, paintings, sculptures and crafts. Situated just a stone's throw from King's College, the gallery is in the heart of the beautiful, historic University city. Since opening in 1990, they’ve gained a reputation for the extensive range of high quality work and innovative exhibitions of local, national and international artists. The gallery atmosphere is open and welcoming to all visitors. </li></ul>
  13. 13. United States <ul><li>Las Vegas: Fountains at Bellagio </li></ul><ul><li>New York City: Time Square </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Seattle: Space Needle </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego: SeaWorld Adventure Park </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles: Griffith Observatory </li></ul><ul><li>Orlando: Titanic, Ship of Dreams Exhibit </li></ul><ul><li>Atlanta: Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site </li></ul><ul><li>Honolulu: Pearl Harbor </li></ul><ul><li>Held at the International Drive's Mercado shopping center, the Titanic exhibit features more than 200 historic Titanic artifacts from private collections around the world. For movie buffs, there's original movie memorabilia from such films as &quot;A Night to Remember,&quot; and &quot;The Search for Titanic.&quot; There's even a costume worn by Leonardo DiCaprio in the latest Titanic film. </li></ul>
  14. 14. France <ul><li>Paris: Eiffel Tower </li></ul><ul><li>Nice: Promenade de Anglais </li></ul><ul><li>Bordeaux: Rue Ste-Catherine </li></ul><ul><li>St. Tropez: Chateau De La Messardiere Hotel </li></ul><ul><li>Cannes: Cannes Film Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Aix-en-Provence: Cezanne Hotel </li></ul><ul><li>Lyon- Musee des Beaux-Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Chamonix: Club Med Chamonix </li></ul><ul><li>Marseille: Palais du Pharo </li></ul><ul><li>Strasbourg: Strasbourg-Grande le </li></ul><ul><li>The Cannes Film Festival, one of the world's oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals, is attended by more than 4,000 journalists among the 30,000 accreditees, representing the entire spectrum of the motion-picture industry. The non-public Festival is attended by countless movie stars, receives massive media exposure and is a popular venue for film producers to launch their new films. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Germany <ul><li>Berlin: Pergamon Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Munich, BY: St. Michael’s Church </li></ul><ul><li>Frankfurt, HE: Museumsufer </li></ul><ul><li>Aachen: Elisenbrunnen Drinking Fountain </li></ul><ul><li>Augsburg: Perlach Tower </li></ul><ul><li>Cochem: Former Capuchin Monastery </li></ul><ul><li>Dortmund: Hohensyburg Castle </li></ul><ul><li>Dresden: Zwinger Palace </li></ul><ul><li>Hannover: The Royal Gardens </li></ul><ul><li>Trier: Trier's Vineyards </li></ul><ul><li>This museum houses a vast collection of artefacts from the ancient world, the crowning glory being the altar from the Zeus Tempel in Pergamon (180-160 BC), one of the world's most significant archaeological finds. The museum is also home to parts of the magnificent Antique Collection, the East Asian Collection, the Near Eastern Museum and the Islamic Museum. The electronic guides for visitors are very informative and are available in several languages. </li></ul>
  16. 16. China <ul><li>Hong Kong: Kowloon Peninsula Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Beijing: The Forbidden City </li></ul><ul><li>Deyang: Chengdu Plain of western Sichuan Basin </li></ul><ul><li>Fuzhou: White Tower </li></ul><ul><li>Macau: Ruins of St. Paul’s </li></ul><ul><li>Putian: Coastal Area of Fujian </li></ul><ul><li>Taiwan: Taipei National Palace Museums </li></ul><ul><li>Tibet: Yangtze River </li></ul><ul><li>Yantai: Yantaishan Scenic Area </li></ul><ul><li>Kunshan: Jinxi Town </li></ul><ul><li>The museum holds the world's largest collection of Chinese artifacts, around 700,000 items in all. Since the museum only has space to display around 15,000 pieces at any given time, the majority of the treasures are kept well protected in air-conditioned vaults buried deep in the mountainside. The displays are rotated once every three months, which means 60,000 pieces can be viewed in a year and it would take nearly 12 years to see them all. </li></ul>
  17. 17. My Top Ten Places!
  18. 18. <ul><li>For information on Museums and Tourism, contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Your local museum for: </li></ul><ul><li>Class Field Trips; </li></ul><ul><li>Internships; </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Opportunities; and </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory Board Membership. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: The National Parks, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the American Association of Museums for: </li></ul><ul><li>Information on Museums and Tourism; </li></ul><ul><li>Internships for College Students; and </li></ul><ul><li>Careers in Museum Studies. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>

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