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Turner, Mud/Slime from the Thames and Scabs 1840-2000

If the prison changed you through discipline and punishment, then the museum was a way to show and tell so that we might look and learn. The purpose, here, was not to know about people's culture but to address people as the subjects of that culture. Not to make the population visible to power but to render power visible to the people and, at the same time, to represent to them that power as if it were their own. The museum became, and is still, a technical solution to the problem of displaying wealth and power without the attendant risks of social disorder.