By Robin Autry
Robyn Autry consults museum files, conducts interviews with employees, and recounts the private and non-private battles fought over the construction and content material of heritage museums. regardless of massive alterations within the improvement of South African and U.S. society, Autry unearths a standard set of ideological, political, fiscal, and institutional dilemmas coming up out of the selective reconstruction of the earlier. Museums have performed a huge function in shaping public reminiscence, now and then spotting and at different instances blurring the continuing effect of historic crimes. The narratives museums produce to interact with tricky, violent histories reveal current anxieties relating id, (mis)recognition, and ongoing conflict.
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