Friday, May 24, 2013

of loss and homecoming

Museums Confront the Skeletons in Their Closets
DOREEN CARVAJAL for the NYTimes
"For more than a century, the museum has exhibited assorted limbs, bones, tubercular lungs and fetuses, all in the name of science and enlightenment. Yet lately the curators are re-evaluating the principles that govern their displays as they confront a growing debate over what cultural organizations should be doing to preserve the dignity of the dead..."
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