May opening set for 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York
Its director speaks about the challenges the institution has faced at a UK conference
By Helen Stoilas. Web only
Published online: 26 February 2014
After a string of delays, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York seems set to open in May, Museums Journal reports. Speaking at the No Boundaries conference in York and Bristol yesterday, organised by the Arts Council England, the museum’s director Alice Greenwald said, “The work to create the museum took place within the context of intense public scrutiny, divergent expectations of what would be appropriate to present at such an emotionally charged site and the daunting responsibility of constructing a narrative that would codify a history not yet written.” The displays are divided into two sections: “In Memoriam”, installed where the south tower once stood, remembers the 2,983 people killed in the 2011 attacks and an earlier bombing in 1983. In the footprint of the north tower, a historical exhibition traces the events of 11 September, what led up to them, and the aftermath.
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