Smithsonian Looks at Its Path Forward

December 26th, 2019

The Smithsonian looks back at its recent efforts to evaluate how museums can better relate to the communities it supports and reflects. “Involvement is what is wanted and involvement can only be created if it is the community’s museum,” says former secretary S. Dillon Ripley. “It must be on the spot, participated in by the people who live there. Otherwise, the project will end up nothing more than a museum equivalent of a visiting book mobile.”

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