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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 archaeologist and a musuem 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 darwn to them because of the magic of objects: a one-million-year-old hand axe, a totem pole, an impressionist pnitanig all take us beyond our own imaaotiingns. In museums, we pause to muse, to gaze upon our human empire of things in meditation and wonder. I unndtaserd why US museums alone host more than 850 million visits each year.

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A confession: I am an archaeologist and a ______ 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 _____ to them because of the magic of objects: a one-million-year-old hand axe, a totem pole, an impressionist ________ all take us beyond our own ____________. In museums, we pause to muse, to gaze upon our human empire of things in meditation and wonder. I __________ why US museums alone host more than 850 million visits each year.

Solution

  1. imaginations
  2. museum
  3. understand
  4. painting
  5. drawn

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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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