The “How Does a Museum Specialist Work?” Edition
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Ever find yourself at a museum wondering about who chose the artifacts and wrote the captions? We spoke with Mary Elliott, a museum specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Along with her colleague Nancy Bercaw, Elliott has worked years on a massive exhibit that explores the global history of slavery and the makings of America.And in a Slate Plus extra, Mary Elliott tells us more about the family history research that began her career. Start your two-week free trial at [email protected]: @Jacob_BroganWorking is supported by Carbonite, protecting digital files with automatic cloud backup. You can try it free without at and use offer code “WORKING” for two free bonus months when you decide to buy. And by Tictail, a social shopping marketplace. Visit to create your profile and see a selection of our favorite products.