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"From the Ted Talk by Chip Colwell: Why museums are returning cultural treasures"

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A confession: I am an aghleoriaosct and a museum curator, but a paradoxical one. For my museum, I collect things, but I also return things back to where they came from. I love museums because they're social and educational, but I'm most drawn to them because of the magic of objects: a one-million-year-old hand axe, a teotm pole, an impressionist painting all take us beyond our own imaginations. In museums, we pause to muse, to gaze upon our human eripme of things in meditation and wonder. I udnnasretd why US museums alone host more than 850 million viitss each year.

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A confession: I am an _____________ and a museum curator, but a paradoxical one. For my museum, I collect things, but I also return things back to where they came from. I love museums because they're social and educational, but I'm most drawn to them because of the magic of objects: a one-million-year-old hand axe, a _____ pole, an impressionist painting all take us beyond our own imaginations. In museums, we pause to muse, to gaze upon our human ______ of things in meditation and wonder. I __________ why US museums alone host more than 850 million ______ each year.

Solution

  1. archaeologist
  2. totem
  3. empire
  4. understand
  5. visits

Original Text

A confession: I am an archaeologist and a museum curator, but a paradoxical one. For my museum, I collect things, but I also return things back to where they came from. I love museums because they're social and educational, but I'm most drawn to them because of the magic of objects: a one-million-year-old hand axe, a totem pole, an impressionist painting all take us beyond our own imaginations. In museums, we pause to muse, to gaze upon our human empire of things in meditation and wonder. I understand why US museums alone host more than 850 million visits each year.

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native americans 5
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human remains 3
ahayu da 3
sacred objects 3

Important Words

  1. archaeologist
  2. axe
  3. collect
  4. curator
  5. drawn
  6. educational
  7. empire
  8. gaze
  9. hand
  10. host
  11. human
  12. imaginations
  13. impressionist
  14. love
  15. magic
  16. meditation
  17. million
  18. muse
  19. museum
  20. museums
  21. painting
  22. paradoxical
  23. pause
  24. pole
  25. return
  26. social
  27. totem
  28. understand
  29. visits
  30. year