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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.

  2. This is an incredible article on the power of sharing vulnerability. Whenever someone enters the museum (or engages in anything creative), they share their vulnerability—and that requires trust. Reciprocating vulnerability (which requires us to trust our patrons and ourselves) develops strong, lateral relationships that matter both individually and as institutions.

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