Personal Stories

What We Learned

The Ben M’Sik Community Museum and the Museum of History and Holocaust Education developed an online exhibition to examine the “clash of civilizations” rhetoric by comparing histories, traditions, and customs. The result, Identities: Understanding Islam in a Cross- Cultural Context, prepared project members on both sides of the Atlantic to educate others about cross-cultural and community-based museum partnerships. The ensuing exchange between the two museums and their communities ultimately led to increased knowledge about each other’s cultural traditions and a heightened sense of community engagement. Explore what we learned about museums, about other cultures, and about ourselves.