Animals play an important part in museums, but not without careful thought. Check out the living history guidelines.
Oxen from Howell Living History Farm being used at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
Recently a dedicated group of ALHFAM members, primarily from the Farm Professional Interest Group, took the time to develop and/or revise three documents relating to the use of livestock in museum settings.
Adopted by the board in 2016, this document clarifies ALHFAM’s official position on the use of livestock in museum settings
Livestock Care in Museums (2016)
A “guidance” document intended for individual site’s resource and risk assessment when developing livestock programs and management plans/policies.
This document provides guidelines to help museums using livestock address and respond to public concerns regarding this practice
All documents are available via the links above or on the ALHFAM website.
Many thanks to Deb Arenz, Jon Kuester…
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