Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Archives Create Identity

The Economist tells how an elderly American woman is creating an archive for the Afghanis to learn about their own history.

Here in Israel, a police officer was given the command of the police station at Maalot-Tarshicha, a Jewish-Arab town in the Galilee. He and his subordinates cleared the refuse which had collected over the decades and found a handsome building; then he came to the ISA and found the documents, architectural plans and pictures to prove that it also had an interesting history. So now it's a police station and a "living museum" combined.

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