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Like an imposing Disneyland castle minus the fun

By October 17, 2021No Comments

“Like an imposing Disneyland castle minus the fun,” the Humboldt Forum is “an institution manufactured to fill a building, rather than the other way around . . . But the symbolism of rebuilding an imperial palace, crowned with a golden crucifix, as a showcase for colonial booty now seems almost comically misjudged.”  (National Geographic, 12/16/20; The New York Times, 7/22/21;  The Guardian, 9/9/21)

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