If you haven’t seen it, you must–now–go read Jacki Thompson Rand’s article “Why I Can’t Visit the National Museum of the American Indian: Reflections of an accidental privileged insider, 1989-1994.”
I was a student of Jacki’s several years ago. Her course “Museum Literacy and Historical Memory” at the University of Iowa was the first (and, OK, only) museum studies course I took. It was phenomenal, mostly because Jacki has so much passion for the topic–a passion that shines through in this interesting and informative article.
I’ll have more comments on this article soon. At the moment I’m busy busy. . .