Friday, January 04, 2013

Shrivelled Roots

I work at a museum.

It's been very slow - numbers have been dropping - but it's not just us.  Lower attendance is something most museums are fighting with right now, all across North America.

I read recently a quote, from who I can't remember, and the exact wording has escaped me as well; but the gist of it was that when a people lose their history, they become vulnerable to manipulation.

I wonder what will happen when people stop learning about their past and museums shrivel up and die, or turn into amusement parks for light entertainment instead of historical truth.

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