Monthly Archives: December 2010

Transparency a Museum Necessity?

Today transparency is imperative if museums are going to continue to hold the public trust and donor support. Over the last twenty years, museums and historic sites have come under intense scrutiny by the public and various other agencies regarding … Continue reading

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Some paths are paved with good intentions

When I was taking Museum Studies courses at Central Michigan University, there was a six letter acronym that never left the discussion: NAGPRA, or the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. This was the natural byproduct of going to … Continue reading

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Who has the right to interpret the past?

Museums are accountable to their communities: therefore, they have a duty to interpret the past in a way that educates, engages, and stimulates the public. Furthermore, museums should challenge visitors to grapple with inconvenient and dark subject matter on occasion. … Continue reading

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