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The Bone Rooms, From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums: An Illustrated Lecture with Samuel J. Redman

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morbid Anatomy Museum,
424A 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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A new book, Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums takes on how these collections came to be established and what curators hoped to draw from their ongoing study and display in the form of exhibitions. The book argues that scientific racism predominated the early study of remains in the United States. Over time, an emphasis on ancestry and human prehistory displaced earlier frames like racial history. This lecture will describe how and why Redman came to write Bone Rooms and explore the history of collecting and exhibiting human remains for medical museums in the United States. Find out more »
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