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How Do You Start A Museum [Nov. 16th, 2007|08:06 am]
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I want to create a "Museum of Protest" that would show the history of protest in the United States and throughout the world. I think it would be really cool.

Anyone want to help or have an idea where/how I would start?
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2007-11-16 05:20 pm (UTC)
Behind the Iron Curtain Commie! Why do you hate Amerika?
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[User Picture]From: dinahprincedaly
2007-11-16 07:13 pm (UTC)
on the face it looks like hate, but it is true love... well I think anyway...
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[User Picture]From: dinahprincedaly
2007-11-16 07:11 pm (UTC)

it would have to be in NYC don't you think

you are BRILLIANT
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[User Picture]From: viverra2
2007-11-17 02:29 pm (UTC)

Re: it would have to be in NYC don't you think

Why NYC?

When people really want to protest, they go to the Mall in Washington DC. That'd be the place. I don't know if it started with the Bonus Marchers of 1932, veterans who camped out on the Mall to protest the denial benefits, and were eventually marched on and dispersed (some killed) by General MacArthur. Probably protests before that (Civil war) but that's the first really big one I know of.

Or perhaps Berkeley CA, or even Chicago in memory of the '68 Democratic convention.

Here's an online gallery of protest posters, just from 65-75 though:
http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/sixties/HTML_docs/Exhibits/Track16.html
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-11-17 02:45 pm (UTC)

Re: it would have to be in NYC don't you think

My gut feeling is that the number of visitors would be higher in NYC. But who knows.
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[User Picture]From: dinahprincedaly
2007-11-17 11:40 pm (UTC)

Re: it would have to be in NYC don't you think

I was just hoping she'd come visit... I'd vote for Berkeley or DC
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[User Picture]From: viverra2
2007-11-18 01:05 am (UTC)

Re: it would have to be in NYC don't you think

Ah! That's the best reason of all, in my selfish opinion.
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[User Picture]From: trebor1415
2007-11-17 03:34 am (UTC)
Let me know when it opens so I can picket it.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-11-17 04:08 am (UTC)
:-)
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[User Picture]From: amysn
2007-11-17 11:46 pm (UTC)

Awesome

I think that is an awesome idea. I think DC would be best if it were a museum of US protest, but prefer (and think you were thinking) a museum of world protest, in which case, I think NY best.

As for how to start this - perhaps looking into possible grants, contacting Universities, contacting other museums (that might want to put together an exhibition of protest), posting an ad somewhere, ...?
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2007-11-22 05:31 pm (UTC)

A great book

The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest. This was edited by Upton Sinclair and Jack London. I think it gives a nice universal perspective.
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