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HIV/AIDS Programs that could have been funded instead of Ken Starr

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Accession #: ICI-21758 TITLE:Ken Starr’s Waste DISCUSSION: A postcard printed by Visual AIDS in the height of the Ken Starr investigation into President Clinton’s sexual antics. It highlights the choices our leaders make and underlines the irony of Starr’s efforts. … Continue reading

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: List of Known World War II-era Dormant Swiss Bank Accounts

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Accession #: ICI-21300

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: Grim Sleeper Killer

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Accession #: ICI-21756

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: The Dead and Missing from 9/11

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ACCESSION #: ICI 21355

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: Photos of Dead American Soldiers from War in Afghanistan

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ACCESSION #: 21225

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: List of 2000 Dead in Iraq War

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ACCESSION #: ICI 21681

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Florentine Codex

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When the Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún set out to record the world of the Aztecs in 1540, he complained about “hidden meanings that are unrecognizable.” In Book X of his 12 volume Florentine Codex, written in native Nahua with … Continue reading Continue reading

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Museum Without Walls

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André Malraux is perhaps best known for his idea of the “Museum Without Walls”, a museum in the mind, comprising the art of past centuries and civilizations. Malraux visualized art without the traditional confines (and constructs) of the museum grouping, … Continue reading

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Mundaneum

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The telegraph room at the Mundaneum circa 1930, Paul Otlet’s ambitious project to create a master bibliography of all the world’s published knowledge. His interest in collecting magazines, journals, photographs, posters and all kinds of ephemera and not just books … Continue reading

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