Tag: Council for Museum Anthropology

Studying Historical Artifacts on YouTube

Chelsea Horton , March 25th, 2021

A new community of YouTube creators are using video to give audiences a close-up view of antique garments and accessories. Can they inspire museums to invest in new…

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Curating African Cosmos/Stellar Arts

Alexandra Frankel , July 11th, 2019

From ancient stone reliefs to contemporary works of art, African artists have looked to the sun, moon, and stars for inspiration. We have all experienced the wonder of…

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Brazil’s National Museum Fire

Alexandra Frankel , October 19th, 2018

On September 2, a hot Sunday in Central Brazil, I saw the incredible images of an enormous fire rapidly consuming the National Museum of Brazil—a building that is…

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Awkward Objects of Genocide

Diana Marsh , February 17th, 2017

The Holocaust and Vernacular Arts in and beyond Polish Ethnographic Museums “Krematorium” (“Crematorium”), Władysław Chajec (1904-1986), 1965, Kamienica Górna, Poland. Inventory No. 31395, Collection …

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Curating Gathering Voices

Diana Marsh , May 20th, 2016

An Exhibition at the American Philosophical Society On April 15th the American Philosophical Society (APS) opened the third in a series of exhibitions on Thomas Jefferson—a member and…

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