I just read an article about the new museum dedicated to the events of 9/11, which leaves me a little upset.
It is not a secret that there should be a memorial to this event, but what they are classifying as a museum just…isn’t. A museum is a location that presents exhibitions on subjects or events, but it after a time there is a new exhibition that comes in to replace the old one.
This ‘museum’ is just a memorial behind glass. At best it can be gallery that brings in artist representations of the event every few months.
What makes me upset is that museums are not memorials. Museums inspire creative and critical thinking about events a visitor might not have a intimate knowledge of. Unless the museum brings in a non-bias view of the events on 9/11 I can only see this museum appealing to the radical Americans who want to place the blame on peoples from a culture instead of the few people responsible for the attack.
This past Tuesday I had a very important interview with a very predominate Museum here in the UK that would have changed my life (that’s not a embellished statement, it really would have changed my life. it could have given me the opportunity to stay in the UK for 18 months.)
I heard back unofficially today from one of the interviewers that I even though I made the cut from 130 applicants to 8, and that I thoroughly impressed the interviewers with my knowledge about aspects of the position and some of the artefacts that was presented at the interview, I did not impress them enough to be chosen.
The position has gone to another and they accepted.
Now I knew deep down that the chances for me to get this position were slim and that it should have just been an honour to interview with this museum, but I am hurt. And I have cried, and probably will cry some more.
I think the most upsetting thing about this is knowing that I made a significant impression with most of my interview, but fail to get them on my side.
It would have almost been better knowing I had bombed it totally because then I could change everything I did and be better, But now I stuck here, knowing I was good, but somewhere I could have been better.