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Illinois Closes Down State Museum System

I received notice yesterday from the Society of Georgia Archivists that Illinois has now closed the doors to the Springfield museum and the other four satellite museums that make up the museum system of the state. The closure results from … Continue reading

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an update on the President’s house in Philadelphia: City about to turn over the President’s House – philly-archives

Source: City about to turn over the President’s House – philly-archives

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A More Friendly Viking?

I came across this article, which discusses the attempt of a Norway school to either reform common perceptions of its iconic viking heritage or change perceptions completely. While author Andrew Higgins centers the article on the course curriculum of one … Continue reading

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The Words of the Dead

I cannot fully take credit for the following since a colleague and friend of mine made me aware of this post on facebook; however, the words of this sadly murdered Delta State historian ring all too familiar in light of … Continue reading

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To Celebrate Its Jewish History, Poland Presents ‘a Museum of Life’ –

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Food Museum

How do you create a history exhibit or program that engages your visitor? Reading wall text is boring, and pushing buttons is only minimally interactive- how do you move beyond the common tropes of the museum to create a historic … Continue reading

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In Berlin, Remaking The City Can Rekindle Old Frictions : NPR

Cultural, personal and historical memory lives in the landscape. In East Berlin the architecture of communism is being obliterated. Healthy rebuilding or  cultural violence? What do we lose and what do we preserve?

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