Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Native American Hall Revamp Coming to Field Museum

An interesting read if you're curious how Museums evolve their exhibits to better reflect groups they highlight in their halls (via Chicago Tribune):
Field Museum will transform its aged Native North American Hall in the next three years, working to develop the new exhibits with Native Americans as “community partners,” the museum announced Monday.
It is a “much, much needed renovation,” Field president and CEO Richard Lariviere said. “This project intends to correct the way the museum tells the Native American history by doing so through the lens and voices of Native Americans.”

The hall will remain open throughout the three-year overhaul, with fall of 2021 as the targeted completion date, but some of the artifacts in the Chicago natural history museum’s rich collection have already begun to be taken down.

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