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Greed at the Museum

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On October 7, 2021
Everyone said in the 80s and 90s and 00s that public institutions should be run like a business. Now they are–with high priced leadership taking all the resources while cutting staff and making life worse for most of its workers. We see that at the university bigtime. It’s also the same at museums, where high-priced […]
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Good news for those of us who follow the history of major Euro-American institutions looting objects from tribal peoples around the world. And more importantly, good news for the Ponca. A tomahawk once owned by Chief Standing Bear, a pioneering Native American civil rights leader, is returning to his Nebraska tribe after decades in a […]

World War I Museum

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On July 4, 2021

I did want to mention before too much time passed that I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City a couple of weeks ago. It’s a very popular museum and largely a good one. The two videos ar

Museums!

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On October 31, 2020

In the last month, I’ve had two opportunities to travel to New York for work. That means–museums! OMG, museums! I was so happy! Of course, tickets are timed, limited admissions, etc. Which

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Our Fragile Past

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On January 31, 2020
The fight to protect our past, in terms of having archives and preserving places, is a tenuous and hard one. It doesn’t get better when the Trump administration decides to close the National Archives office in Seattle and sell the property so that Mick Mulvaney and Grover Norquist can get a high. We had another […]
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