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Museum specimens could help fight the next pandemic – why preserving collections is crucial to future scientific discoveries

This paper outlines how existing loopholes in U.S. federal data policies, backward data priorities by scientific journals and a culture of data ownership have made it too easy for …

Returning looted artefacts will finally restore heritage to the brilliant cultures that made them

Fifteen years after looting, thousands of artefacts are still missing from Iraq’s national museum

How the internet is reshaping World Heritage and our experience of it

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Reckoning with a Reckoning: How Cultural Institutions Can Advance Equity

Category: Equity

As museums are increasingly outed by the communities they aim to serve about what art is presented, by whom and for what audiences, the onus for challenging the inherent structural …

Fears over editorial freedom as heritage bodies summoned to discuss contested history

Category: Global Thinking

The UK government announced a summit to discuss contested history that has some concerned about the editorial integrity of the museum s…

Do-it-Yourself Exhibits: How the National Museum of Natural History Created a New Model for Reaching People in Their Communities

Category: Exhibitions
The Challenge Years before the world was thrown into the coronavirus pandemic, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) sought to increase awareness about the concept of …

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