Exhibiting Dilemmas: Issues of Representation at the Smithsonian

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Summary

Volume consists of twelve essays on historical, cultural, social, ethical and political questions about how the Smithsonian presents objects to the public, including the Hope Diamond, the Wright Flyer, wooden Zuni carvings, and the Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth lunch counter that became a symbol of the Civil Rights movement.

Author

  • Henderson, Amy ed
  • Kaeppler, Adrienne Lois ed

Subject

  • Woolworth Corporation
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Air and Space Museum

Category

Smithsonian History Bibliography

Notes

Includes bibliographic references and index

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1996
  • 20th century

Topic

  • Artifacts
  • History
  • Controversies
  • Civil rights movements
  • Museums
  • Hope diamond
  • Wright Flyer (Airplane)
  • Museums--History
  • Museum exhibits
  • Civil rights movements--History
  • Zuni Indians

Place

  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)

Edition

First

Physical description

Number of pages : 291; Page numbers : 1-285

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