They used the museum as a tool of suppression.
Museums are places to forget
Steven Lubar
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See how Elaine Gurian references this instance in her essay about museums as socially responsible institutions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4W0RQpXXBqATTFzYmhuelh3c2M/view?usp=sharing

If museums can be socially responsible, they must also have the capability to be irresponsible, or to do harm or evil. It is important that we decide which side of history we want to be on.

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