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.