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After Condo Collapse, a Miami Museum Is Preserving the Memorial Wall

Category: Alliance Blog

“We’re living in an era when mass trauma, natural and manmade, is occurring at an alarming rate. Museums have to be able to do this type of ‘rapid response’ collecting after an event, to preserve the history of a community.”

–Jorge Zamanillo, Executive Director, HistoryMiami

The Surfside Wall of Hope, a temporary memorial to the victims of the Champlain Towers collapse, is now coming down, but one South Florida institution is committed to its preservation. Last week, eight archivists from HistoryMiami began documenting and cataloguing the hundreds of letters, artworks, and personal items, which will be stored at the museum for safekeeping.

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