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.

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