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National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference

  • Hyatt Regency San Francisco (map)

Ken Lum, Chief Curatorial Advisor, Monument Lab

Learning Lab: Monuments, Memorials, and Telling the Full History

This session, which will involve a short presentation followed by discussion, will examine the role of monuments and memorials in telling the full history of the American past. While the discussion surrounding Confederate memorials is important, this session will seek to address monuments and memorials more broadly by examining the challenges to memorializing individuals from underrepresented communities, engaging with examples of memorials and monuments used to change the game, and exploring the role of preservationists in supporting such projects in their communities.