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  1. This is terrific, and says a great deal about the present and future of public history — and a real break with its past. In my opinion, this is the heart of a new public history. Museums are — or should be — well on their way to transforming into living storytelling centers, where understandings of the past are mutually constituted and constantly evolving to connect audiences with an understandable, recognizable present, as this piece points out. Hurrah for that, in all kinds of ways.

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