Promoting tolerance through historical memory : a discussion with the founders of the Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, Mexico

Woodman, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8848-6700 2022, 'Promoting tolerance through historical memory : a discussion with the founders of the Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, Mexico' , Journal of Modern Jewish Studies , pp. 1-12.

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Abstract

Museums are platforms that empower us to bring civilization to a higher level; they exist to expand our understanding of human history and preserve the heritage. At the turn of the century, two young Mexican women, Sharon Zaga and Mily Cohen, had the unbelievable dream of building a museum of memory and tolerance in Mexico City. This discussion paper explores how the exhibitions of human intolerance at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City can change societal attitudes toward tolerance and historical memory. As a result, this place became not just a museum, but a place going beyond the idea of a museum and art, telling its visitors about the importance of historical memory, showcasing genocides, and ultimately touching on the importance of tolerance.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Modern Jewish Studies
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISSN: 1472-5894
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Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 16 May 2022 16:53
Last Modified: 16 May 2022 16:53
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/63778

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