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museums



  • Smithsonian Elevates the Frequently Ignored Histories of Women

    by Erin Blakemore

    Packed with ordinary objects made and used by American women, Smithsonian American Women: Remarkable Objects and Stories of Strength, Ingenuity, and Vision from the National Collection considers their contributions to the nation’s history through the lens of the things they invented, created and owned.



  • Hungary’s Orban hopes a rabbi can save his country’s controversial new Holocaust museum

    Initially, a Hungarian official spoke of a museum that would highlight the "story of love between Hungarian Jews and non-Jews. A love that has survived everything. As a result of which there is still a large Hungarian Jewish community living in this country." The premise was decried as Holocaust revisionism by historians and museum professionals worldwide.



  • A New Definition of “Museum” Sparks International Debate

    The International Council of Museums will vote on a new definition of museums in September. The proposed change includes language about “social justice, global equality and planetary wellbeing.” Critics say the text is too political for most museums to employ.