SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...the response is 'No, go to Shanksville, Pennsylvania.'"
Michelle Delaney

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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright
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"I see our collections like a tree or like a big bush"
David Shayt





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