The Power of Museums

Dr. Karen Lee: Curator from the Smithsonian Museum The transcript of the public lecturer deliver by Dr. Karen Lee at the National Museum, Colombo on July 24, 2013 organized by the American Center, Sri Lanka. We’ve come together tonight to talk about museums and their power to transform. This word ‘transform’ is interesting--a 2-way street really-- not only CAN museums transform the lives of people who visit them, but they can also fundamentally change the staff who work in them—the people who care for the collections, care for the visitors, decide which objects to display and how to [...]