Final Project Meetup 2

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On Friday, April 14, 2017, Javin Williams, Alexis Conerly, and myself meet up at the library again. This time we talked about what the basis for the paper was going to be about. The project was a lot easier because I met up with them before class. We all gave each other ideas on how to rework questions and how to put together the paper into the argument even though you are completely wrong. They gave me ideas on how to incorporate information from my blog posts with links into my work for extra multi-modality. Without them I probably would have done a lot poorly on my assignment if I was by myself. Many times you realize that you can learn almost as much from a teacher from your classmates.

Final Project Meetup

Today on April 11, 2017, I met up with my fellow classmates Javin Williams and Alexis Conerly. In order to get some work done we decided to meet up in the library in order to limit distractions. This was necessary in order to limit the workload on ourselves this week. We decided to work on annotated bibliographies, annotations , and organization of our six paged paper. I was able to get more ideas down for our paper. The amount of ideas I get from these people are limitless. I was able to incorporate some ideas and change them slightly for myself. The project has gotten a little easier for me since we met up. I hope this meeting gives me the rest of the answers I need to finish this assignment because I am still on the first few pages.

Layout of museums?

Krukar, J. (2014). Walk, Look, Remember: The Influence of the Gallery’s Spatial Layout on Human Memory for an Art Exhibition. Behavioral Sciences, 4(3), 181-201. doi:10.3390/bs4030181


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Krukar argues that a comfortable space does not enhance the memory. A badly designed museum can definitely inhibit that experience. Current data does not determine where the boundaries of a badly designed gallery lies. A badly designed space can shift the potential outcome of a cautiously prepared, curated exhibition into one driven mainly by salience. Put the National Center for Civil and Human Rights into your mind and think how this can affect the visitation there since it is not a diversity of race there.

Racism in museums?

Lynch, B. T., & Alberti, S. J. (2010). Legacies of prejudice: racism, co-production and radical trust in the museum. Museum Management and Curatorship, 25(1), 13-35. doi:10.1080/09647770903529061

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Lynch,  argues that radical trust may help museums to become more aware of their legacies of prejudice.  This will help them negotiate knowledge and power with others in the future within a spirit of genuine reciprocity. This type of work can bring groups together and share experiences and participate on equal terms. The myths of the cultures on a shared terrain that is new to each belongs to no one alone. Do not be discouraged by the difficulties of democracy in museums, but keep trying because of them.

Do museums ameliorate racial division?

Heaton, J. (2016, November 17). Museums and Race: Are museums accidental racists? Retrieved April 07, 2017, from

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According to James Heaton, museums are unintentional racisits because they are stuck at a 90% white attendance, despite that whites are only 66% of the U.S. population.  During his studies he explained how his interviewees did not feel comfortable going to museums because how stereotypes or their children misbehaving. Another point that was brought up is that more people are willing to go if there was more appealing things for them.  Now as for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, if the center wants to inspire the world, it needs to appeal to everyone. It is not doing its job correctly.

Exterior of Holocaust Museum in comparison?

(n.d.). Retrieved April 07, 2017, from

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According to the United States Holocaust museum, the holocaust museum exterior seems bad, but it contains elements of concealment deception, disengagement, and duality. The building is encased in limestone which is common in Washington. The limestone and brick engages neoclassical Bureau of Engraving and printing to the south and the Victorian red-brick Sydney R. Yates building to the North. Compared with the National Center for Civil Rights it is more rustic while the center is all about showing displays in the most professional way possible inside a building, the holocaust museum uses the outside environment which could appeal to more individuals.

What Racial Disparities are there in Atlanta?

Peipins, L. A., Graham, S., Young, R., Lewis, B., & Flanagan, B. (2013). Racial disparities in travel time to radiotherapy facilities in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Social Science & Medicine, 89, 32-38. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.04.018

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Epidemiologist Peipins and her colleagues argue that there is racial divide for women in travel time to radiotherapy facilities. Their thesis is correct as they found that there is positive feedback with people that have private transportation. The people that do not have transportation are least likely to get treatment. It is very bad how there is racial division in transportation. This causes people to put their health at risk and allow them to miss their appointments.