The Curator’s Challenge

The Curator’s Challenge
Recorded: Thursday, August 4, 2011

Session Leaders:
Cedric Yeh, Deputy Chair and Associate Curator Division of Armed Forces History
Naomi Coquillon, Education Specialist, National Museum of American History

Duration: 50 minutes

High school teachers, administrators

Play Recording

Hear how curators decide what becomes part of the collection of the National Museum of American History, with special emphasis on collecting materials related to recent events. Then, participate in activities from a new lesson for high school students that invites students to become curators by collecting stories and artifacts that represent a post-9/11 world.

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