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Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling
Tracie Guy-Decker, Jewish Museum of Maryland

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Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling (Exhibition)
Title: Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling
Curator: Zachary Paul Levine
Abstract: On October 27, 2019, the Jewish Museum of Maryland opened the original exhibit Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling. This exhibit is the first national traveling exhibit to explore the transformation of this important American industry, and the families and communities impacted by it, over the last two hundred years. Over four years in development, the project mirrored its subject matter as it contained equal parts of planning and improvisation. A scrap dealer never knows what may be buried in a scrap pile when he purchases it, and similarly our pathway was strewn with surprises (most recently COVID 19), but in the end we believe we achieved our goals: creating an exhibit that contributes to public discourse about immigration, national identity, technological change, environmental sustainability and the economic impact of waste.
Year: 2019
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Primary URL Description: This website was created as a companion to the in-gallery Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling exhibit and includes recorded lectures, additional information, and engagement activities.