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    As a result, I enrolled in a course that dealt with topics surrounding cultural heritage preservation and the ethics of acquisitions and collections. Who Owns the Past was an enlightening class that provided me with case studies to understand the complex nature of the museum world. During one of our group debates about showcasing unethically acquired Native American remains, I realized that the conversation shifted from the museum to the importance of culture within society. Again I saw the need to create programs and exhibitions that would promote discourse about these subjects. The course allowed me to formulate my own ideas about museum ethics and start brainstorming ways to effect change in society and make improvements in the museum setting. After searching for an opportunity to make an impact, I received an internship with the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) during the summer of 2014. My main focus was documenting and researching photography series in the collection. Creating constituent records for photographers and their subjects allowed me to contribute more broadly to the museum. Although my internship is complete, I am still inspired by the museum’s mission to promote awareness and discussion of African American history through the use of fine art, music, film, and other…

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    When I was a junior in high school, my AP US History teacher, Mrs. O’Brien, took my class to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I always loved history in school, so from the moment I stepped foot into the museum, I was completely mesmerized by the exhibits. It felt like was living history; no longer a spectator but a participant. I stood next to the larger than life Greek sculptures, observed symbols on delicate Egyptian jars that contained ancient treasures, and personally admired a painting that…

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    Summary Speech: University Archaeology Museum I want to thank you all for joining us at this press conference today. I greatly appreciate each and everyone one of you for taking the time out of your day to come here. This community has already displayed its dedication and support you all have for the University Archaeology Museum by showing up here today. My Background If you haven’t already heard, I am not the new director of the Archaeology Museum and would like to wholeheartedly thank the…

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    The Road of Rejuvenation exhibition transmitted from the Museum of Chinese Revolution separated into 5 parts, 17 sessions in total. This exhibition talks about the story from 17 century “China as an abyss of semi-imperial and semi-feudal society” to the “Road of socialism with Chinese characteristic” in the People's Republic of China. First few sessions of the exhibition meant to emphasis particularly on the history of the Communist Party of China’s fight for the people’s liberation and…

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    Cleveland Museum Analysis

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    The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded in 1913, and after many years of planning and construction the museum officially opened in 1916. Industrialists Hinman B. Hurlbut, John Huntington, and Horace Kelley bequeathed money for the construction and to sustain the art museum. The endowment left over one hundred years ago still continues to support the museum today. By examining the mission statement of the museum, we can better determine if the museum delivers on the mission’s promises . Mission…

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    The Tampa Museum

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    My visit to the Tampa Museum of Art took place on the 4th of February 2017. The Tampa Museum of Art is located at the heart of downtown Tampa and is home to some of the most widely acclaimed creative works of art in the United States. I had never been to a museum prior to my visit. My visit to the Tampa museum was very informative and a rare occasion to learn about the beauty of art. I was pretty anxious from the beginning because I didn’t know where to start, but after speaking with a security…

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    Museums as Learning Environments Museums serve as learning environments by providing information about specific subjects through exhibits. People visit museums to learn and experience new information. Every museum is focused on a particular subject, whether that is natural science, history, or culture. One visits a museum based on what one wants to learn about. If a particular person is very interested in the history of Native American’s then he/she will seek out a museum that provides…

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    The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) has undergone a variety of expansions and renovations over the years. Specifically, this paper will address the I.M. Pei additions through Foster & Partners of the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art mainly from its conception in 1981 to its opening in 2011. It is beyond the scope of this paper to explore changes in the Linde Family Wing after its opening in 2011. This paper will cover how the museum was able to expand in order to create this new wing and…

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    American Indian Museum

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    literal definition of the word museum is “an institution devoted to the procurement, care, study, and display of objects of lasting interest or value; also : a place where objects are exhibited”. So what exactly do exhibitions represent and how do they do so? Exhibitions are put into museums that differ by age, target audiences, content, national and regional orientations and just simply by ambition. The type or genre of a museum might be the significant difference that divides through all of…

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    Indiana State Museum Essay

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    The first thing that caught my attention about the Indiana State Museum was that the museum is basically divided into two parts. It is divided into the natural history side and the cultural history side. I found this very interesting, as I had just assumed that everything in the museum was imported, categorized, and stored in similar manors. When you think about it, it makes sense to divide the museum into two parts as it allows the staff members of the two teams to be specialized experts in…

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