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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2021 8:55 p.m. PST

The Representation of Violence in Exhibitions

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Robert Burke11 Mar 2021 11:01 p.m. PST

Sure, let's forget about the past so we can repeat it's mistakes.

nickinsomerset12 Mar 2021 1:18 a.m. PST

The sort of people that will come after our hobby next,

Tally Ho!

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2021 4:11 a.m. PST

Of course it does. It's a matter of how it's curated. I didn't read through all 225 pages yet to see all that was said but I think this is what the series off papers is doing.

Museums help us explore the past and expose us to other cultures and technologies that we wouldn't otherwise be able to view or understand.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2021 6:09 a.m. PST

That quote is from the Military Museum in Vienna, which is one of the best military museums I have ever visited

BillyNM12 Mar 2021 8:22 a.m. PST

I wish!
I wish war was consigned to history.
I wish museums did more on the history of war*.
[The National Army Museum is now just a themed crèche!]

Yesthatphil12 Mar 2021 8:48 a.m. PST

Actually, there is some good stuff in the collection.



Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2021 11:49 a.m. PST



Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2021 1:13 p.m. PST

Go,by decree. You just need evryone and his dog to play the game, now and in the future.
Si vis pacem para bellum

14Bore12 Mar 2021 1:27 p.m. PST

Or we could abolish War, and just let teenage girls play it without a chance of getting hurt.

14Bore12 Mar 2021 4:31 p.m. PST

The best museums are war museums

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2021 6:35 p.m. PST

If only war could be kept in museums.

And wargaming clubs, of course.

RudyNelson13 Mar 2021 6:56 p.m. PST

Stupid question, of course it does.
I have been on the academic side side of educational writing. A professor has to have a list of subject titles for potential masters and doctoral students to chose from. These are a must demanded by the department chair for each professor to maintain. Many are guided by the publishing house at the university. Others depend on the expertise of the professor. Often conclusions are predetermined before research begins. Especially if money is involved. Dirty business with few reliable good out of any of them.

Zephyr113 Mar 2021 8:53 p.m. PST

I can imagine the comments from the button counters about the inaccuracies of the battlefield dioramas on display… ;-)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2021 9:48 p.m. PST



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