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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x352 Ariana Curtis: Museums should honor the everyday, not just the extraordinary
TV-PG

  • 2018-12-21T05:00:00+00:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Who deserves to be in a museum? For too long, the answer has been "the extraordinary" — those aspirational historymakers who inspire us with their successes. But those stories are limiting, says museum curator Ariana Curtis. In a visionary talk, she imagines how museums can more accurately represent history by honoring the lives of people both extraordinary and everyday, prominent and hidden — and amplify diverse perspectives that should have always been included.

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