Peter Liebhold
September 11 Collecting Curator
Museum Specialist, Division of the History of Technology

"...as they become history rather than current event, we will be able to let the collections grow..."
As time was slipping by much of the artifacts from September 11 were ephemeral, that they were being put into landfills and were being lost. And for that reason we put in a small team of folks to assemble a very basic kind of collection that will tell the basic story.

I'm sure that the collection will grow over the years. This is clearly a big story, we have no real knowledge of what the different tangents of the story might be. And as those become more clear, as they become history rather than current event, we will be able to let the collections grow and bring more objects into the museum.