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The Resource Begin with the past : building of the National Museum of African American History & Culture, Mabel O. Wilson ; foreword by Lonnie G. Bunch III

Begin with the past : building of the National Museum of African American History & Culture, Mabel O. Wilson ; foreword by Lonnie G. Bunch III

Label
Begin with the past : building of the National Museum of African American History & Culture
Title
Begin with the past
Title remainder
building of the National Museum of African American History & Culture
Statement of responsibility
Mabel O. Wilson ; foreword by Lonnie G. Bunch III
Creator
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Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Building of the National Museum of African American History and Culture traces the making of this unparalleled museum. Founding director Lonnie G. Bunch III described it as "ten years in the making, and 100 years in the making," and Mabel O. Wilson explores that effort in her narrative. As she discovers, initial calls for a permanent place to collect, study, and present African American history and culture in the early twentieth century never got off the ground. In the late 1990s, the notion began to gain momentum from increasing public interest and Congressional support. In 2003 the museum was officially established. Yet the work of the museum was only just beginning. Wilson takes an in-depth look at the selection of the director, site, and architects in the years that followed. Rising on the National Mall next to the Washington Monument, the museum is a tiered bronze beacon inviting us to understand our past and embrace our future. Wilson explores how the "four pillars" of the museum's mission shaped its powerful structure, and she teases out the rich cultural symbols and homages layered into the design of the building and its surrounding landscape. This book is an important inside look at the making of a monument"--
  • "The story of the vision behind and building of the National Museum of African American History and Culture"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Mabel
Dewey number
720.9753
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA6700.W37
LC item number
W55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bunch, Lonnie G.
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  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
  • Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup
  • Museum architecture
  • ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments
  • ARCHITECTURE / History / Contemporary (1945-)
  • HISTORY / African American
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
Begin with the past : building of the National Museum of African American History & Culture, Mabel O. Wilson ; foreword by Lonnie G. Bunch III
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9781588345691
Isbn Type
(hardback) :
Lccn
2016015805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)933420555
  • (OCoLC)ocn933420555
  • 2385343
Label
Begin with the past : building of the National Museum of African American History & Culture, Mabel O. Wilson ; foreword by Lonnie G. Bunch III
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9781588345691
Isbn Type
(hardback) :
Lccn
2016015805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)933420555
  • (OCoLC)ocn933420555
  • 2385343

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