Community and Collaboration in Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving

The Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving exhibition at New York City’s Museum of Chinese in America helped celebrate the museum’s 35 year history while also looking at concepts of Chinese identity in America.  Open from September 25, 2014 to March 1, 2015, the exhibition examined the museum’s history, how the organization has changed, […]

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Transgender Hirstory in 99 Objects

The Smithsonian has published the book American History in 101 Objects and the BBC and British Museum has developed A History of the World in 100 Objects. The Museum of Transgender History and Art (MOTHA) has flipped this traditional series on its head with the opening of Transgender Hirstory in 99 Objects: Legends and Mythologies. […]

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Bringing History Home

“How can you criticize our history? You did the same thing in America to the Indians.” I was on the Perth subway with several classmates two days after arriving in Australia. In a casual conversation with the stranger, a classmate had explained that we were spending time with members of the Noongar tribe in Western […]

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Race and Place

Trying to locate a museum exhibit or online resource that addressed the issues raised in the reading for this week proved difficult.  Unfortunately, it seems as if the story of African American interest in Communism during the 1920s and 30s has not had the broad appeal of the Civil Rights movement, Black radicalism, or the […]

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