Comics, History, and Identity

How do you create empathy? The power of good history, good art, and good storytelling is in their ability to open a door into another life. They show the forces that shape people’s lives and the things that matter to them. They create channels of connection that draw people into another consciousness or another time. […]

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Native American Voices: Come and Listen

The Penn Museum’s current exhibit Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now is a powerful celebration of contemporary indigenous cultures as living, breathing entities. Native American history as commonly recounted in the United States is a tale of woe and loss, framing Native groups as near extinct and struggling to survive. Post-contact Native history is […]

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Race: Are We So Different?

In 2007, The Science Museum of Minnesota and the American Anthropological Association created Race: Are We So Different in hopes of combining three major fields of study into an engaging and interactive exhibit. This exhibition focuses on the historical, cultural, and biological components that contribute to the construction of race. By talking about these three […]

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Autism in the Museum: A Case Study of the BEST Program at the Museum of Science-Boston

Knowledge and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders continues be on the rise. The United States measures the incidence at 1 in 68 children now, up from 1 in 150 in 2000 [1]. Museums are beginning to do their part by creating programming specifically designed to suit the needs of children, and families of children with […]

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