Museums of ‘human suffering’ and the struggle for human rights

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Abstract:

Following the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Terence M. Duffy describes museum exhibits of ‘human suffering’ and the struggle for human rights, particularly recent museums and proposals for museums in places where genocide has occurred, or where human beings were held in bondage. Human rights issues constitute important subjects for museums, from concentration camps to museums of slavery. Professor Duffy teaches Peace Studies at the University of Ulster and directs the Irish Peace Museum Project.

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0033.00292

Affiliations: University of Ulster

Publication date: January 1, 2001

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