Revisiting the Relevance of Ethnography: Reflections on Extinct Monsters to Deep Time
D. Marsh 2023 “Revisiting the Relevance of Ethnography: Reflections on Extinct Monsters to Deep Time.” MuseNews 31(Feb) 2023
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This short piece reflects on the book Extinct Monsters to Deep Time: Conflict, Compromise, and the Making of Smithsonian's Fossil Halls as it is released in paperback. It argues that ethnography offers an important perspective on the power dynamics of institutions, as well as how museums maintain trust via the negotiation process of creating exhibitions.