Category Archives: News

Representing the Past in the Present: Can’t We Make Everybody Happy?

I wanted some time to marinate over our first class discussion concerning shared authority and its implications for confederate monuments.  Like many of us expressed in class last Tuesday, it is hard to separate my own personal feelings concerning confederate … Continue reading

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New: Human Remains in Museums

I heard this mini documentary this morning on my way to work. It discusses the complexity of having human remains in museums that actively use those remains for study and exhibition. It was an interesting discussion and worth the 18 … Continue reading

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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’ – NYTimes.com

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