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NMAAHC Opening Special: The "How Does a Museum Specialist Work?" Edition

This week, the Smithsonian's National African American History and Culture Museum had its grand opening, so we're sharing a conversation we had earlier this year with one of its curators. Ever find yourself at a museum wondering about who chose the artifacts and wrote the captions? We spoke with Mary Elliott, a museum specialist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Along with her colleague Nancy Bercaw, Elliott has worked years on a massive exhibit that explores the global history of slavery and the makings of America.

And in a *Slate Plus extra, Mary Elliott tells us more about the family history research that began her career. Start your two-week free trial at *slate.com/workingplus.

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