Are Museums a Reflection of Us?
Are Museums a reflection of Us? Do we see ourselves reflected in museums as we are or do we only see what we want to see? Like the photo above suggests – do we only reflect what we want to see when we look in the mirror? How did museums begin and why do they showcase cultures and their heritage? Museums have been evolving along with human history for over 2,000 years – but they weren’t always like the ones we visit today. J. V. Maranto uncovers the evolution of museums, from the first museum in 530 BC (curated by a princess) to PT Barnum’s freak shows and beyond. Video by J. V. Maranto, animation by Zedem Media.