by Steven Schwinghamer, Historian
Historian Steven Schwinghamer maintains that public expertise operates in historic sites, including Pier 21, in deep and important ways, whether it is engaged by the institution or not. Creating an open exchange between visitors and the institution will enable the institution to learn from their visitors’ organic knowledge of the past.
Intrigued? Read Steve's article, Locating Authorities: Public Expertise, Heritage Institutions and the Recent Past, published in the journal Canadian Issues.
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