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By Kevin Walsh

The Eighties and early Nineties have visible a marked raise in public curiosity in our historical surroundings. The museum and history has elevated because the earlier is exploited for advertisement revenue. In The illustration of the Past, Kevin Walsh examines this foreign pattern and questions the packaging of heritage which serves merely to distance humans from their very own history. A superficial, unquestioning portrayal of the previous, he feels, separates us from an knowing of our cultural and political current. the following, Walsh indicates a few ways that the museum can satisfy its power - by way of facilitating our comprehension of cultural identification.

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