By Robin Autry
Robyn Autry consults museum documents, conducts interviews with employees, and recounts the private and non-private battles fought over the production and content material of heritage museums. regardless of immense changes within the improvement of South African and U.S. society, Autry reveals a standard set of ideological, political, financial, and institutional dilemmas coming up out of the selective reconstruction of the prior. Museums have performed a big function in shaping public reminiscence, from time to time spotting and at different instances blurring the continued impact of old crimes. The narratives museums produce to have interaction with tricky, violent histories reveal current anxieties bearing on id, (mis)recognition, and ongoing conflict.
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