Episode 155: Cataloguing Culture


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In this episode of the History Slam, Sean Graham talks with Hannah Turner about her new book Cataloguing Culture: Legacies of Colonialism in Museum Documentation. They discuss the Smithsonian’s collection process, its relationships with the communities from which it took objects, and how its database was built. They also chat about the importance of terminology, the repatriation of objects from the collection, and how museum guests benefit from learning about the museum’s history.


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