Controversial Collecting: When to Exhibit

Who knew Lance Armstrong's bicycle from the 2000 Tour de France would become a touchstone for cycling's doping scandal?

Lecture Description

This lecture discusses when collecting museum objects becomes controversial due to the nature of the objects or the group or person tied to that object. Objects currently in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s holdings that were collected but then became divisive are explored.

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Education Sports and Recreation

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