Digital Archiving Resources

Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America’s Holocaust
Museum

Title

Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America’s Holocaust
Museum

Subject

Curation

Description

In Preserving Memory, Linenthal discusses the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. throughout all stages of its creation. He discussion the ownership of memory, whether political or cultural, and the political motivations behind the creation of the museum. Then, he continues to describe the design of the exhibits, explaining how archival materials were used and sometimes altered to create a particular mood. For example, photographs were not retouched, though the technology was available, because aged photographs come with greater authenticity. Ultimately, Linenthal's goal was to dissect the many layers of struggle and traumatic memory and determine how the people, ideals, and objects are best represented through curated exhibits.

Creator

Linenthal, Edward T.

Publisher

Penguin Group

Date

1997

Contributor

Sara Raffel

Type

Book

Identifier

ISBN-13: 978-0140245493

Bibliographic Citation

Linenthal, Edward T. Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America’s Holocaust Museum. New York: Penguin Group, 1995. Print.

Files

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Citation

Linenthal, Edward T., “Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America’s Holocaust Museum,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 21, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/284.