“The Global Guides program at the Penn Museum hires recent refugees from the Middle East to give personalized tours. The leader of my tour was Moumena Saradar, a refugee from Syria who has lived in Philadelphia for two years.”
By Olivia Jia for Hyperallergic, 2/20/2019
Read the above article to see how one museum is connecting with refugees from the Middle East by hiring them to teach visitors about their culture, both ancient and contemporary.
“You have to go back 4,000 years, colleagues said, to find someone as fluent in Sumerian as Miguel Civil. A Catalonian-born professor with a purported photographic memory, he spent decades studying ancient cuneiform tablets, examining the last wedge-shaped traces of what is probably the world’s oldest written language.” Read more here.
This is a powerful video on what is communicated through images and texts. The focus here is on the media, specifically The New York Times. But there are many parallels one could find here with textbooks, lectures, works of art in museums.
“Rewriting Racist Headlines,” Alexandra Bell, The New Yorker, 5/24/18