Sunday, June 26, 2011

Living History

While talking with the board of a historical society about ways to convey the excitement of history, I kept thinking of Connie Willis's Doomsday Book. Imagine what it would be like if historians could travel to other time periods? You want to study the Middle Ages? We'll arrange for you to visit.

That will be one of the challenges for museums. People don't want to stare at artifacts; they want to be there.

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