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Contemporary History: Ratings to Rebellion

Contemporary History is a particularly compelling focus for museums. Almost by definition, it allows for a wider sharing of audience members’ own stories and more obvious connections to current events. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s is still a … Continue reading

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Displays of Power: Consciously Creating Controversy in Museum Exhibitions

Displays of Power takes you through the details of six of the most controversial museum exhibits of the last fifty years. This text illustrates that even when museum staff have the best intentions, exhibits are not created or viewed in a vacuum. … Continue reading

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How Do We Increase Diversity in Museums?

This week, our conversation in class will focus on diversity in museums. I was fortunate enough to speak with Cordell Reaves at the NYS Parks Department and Chris Taylor at the Minnesota Historical Society, both of whom are involved in … Continue reading

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If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!

Are you interested in creating, rejuvenating or revitalizing a museum? If so, you’ll need a strategic plan, a team, and lots of patience. Below, you’ll find recommendations on how to approach the planning process for a museum. What is Strategic … Continue reading

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