Monday, April 04, 2011

9/11 Museum Human Remains Controversy

The brewing controversy over the unidentified human remains at the new 9/11 Museum has hit the news. Full disclosure, Dr. Chip has been involved with some of the grass-roots advocacy groups. We believe this is an important issue for all museum anthropologists, as it creates an important dialogue that asks about how the profession treats all human remains in the museum context, the intersection of memorials and museums, the nature and process of consultation, and how we might respond should another attack of such a magnitude come.

For 9/11 Museum, Dispute Over Victims’ Remains

9/11 Relatives Oppose Plans to Put Remains in Museum

'It will be like a freak show': 9/11 victims' families outrage at plans to put bone and tissue remains inside new museum

9/11 victims' families voice displeasure over plans to place unidentified remains 70ft below ground

9-11 Kin Decry Plans To House Remains At Museum

Some relatives of 9/11 victims object to repository plan

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