Sunday, September 9, 2007

The Continuing Saga of the MOC

While I was in Atlanta this week the word came out that the Museum of the Confederacy is now considering moving much of its collection to satellite sites around Virginia. Check out the posting about this on Civil War Librarian, a blog that I have become quite impressed with over the past few weeks. This posting sort of sums up everything else I've read on the topic over the past couple of days.

If nothing else, this announcement has raised more questions than it has answered and I heard a number of those questions being asked in Atlanta. First and foremost, what happens to the museum's collections that are associated with aspects of the Confederacy aside from Virginia? What happens to their collections related to North Carolina and other states? Where do they get the money to build and staff three new visitors centers? These and lots of other questions will have to be answered in the coming months, and I for one will be interested to see what really happens in the end.

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