As a class, we spent a semester talking about museums without being able to visit a single one. Could this inability allow us to imagine different kinds of museums?
Sanchita Balachandran is associate director of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum where she teaches courses on museum practice and ethics. Her research focuses on how technical analyses of ancient objects provide critical insight into the lives of the people who made and used them. She is founder/director of the non-profit organization Untold Stories.
Wonder Woman the Museum Worker Is a Less Convincing Disguise Than Clark Kent’s
Wonder Woman’s use of her ancestor’s objects as they were intended (despite bits of metal feathers breaking off, alert the museum’s conservators!) offers a vision of why museums should exist and continue to keep all these things.