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Museums As Socially Responsible Institutions 1988

This paper was originally presented as the keynote address at a “Museums as Socially Responsible Institutions” at George Washington University in October 1988.  It was subsequently delivered in many classes and lectures during that and the subsequent year and finally is part of my anthology — CIVILIZING THE MUSEUM published by Routledge in 2006.

This paper as so many of mine, is about the ways to make museums institutions of inclusion and welcome.  Much of the papers build on each other and I continue to work at varients of this theme.