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Museums should honor the everyday, not just the extraordinary | Ariana Curtis

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Museums should honor the everyday, not just the extraordinary | Ariana Curtis

Museums should honor the everyday, not just the extraordinary | Ariana Curtis

Who deserves to be in a museum?

For too long, the answer has been "the extraordinary" -- those aspirational historymakers who inspire us with their successes.

But those stories are limiting, says museum curator Ariana Curtis.

In a visionary talk, she imagines how museums can more accurately represent history by honoring the lives of people both extraordinary and everyday, prominent and hidden -- and amplify diverse perspectives that should have always been included.


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