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The Museum Life

The Museum Life

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July 24th 2015:A New Museum for Bhopal

The Bhopal Museum opened on December 2, 2014, on the thirty year anniversary of the world’s largest chemical disaster. The museum recounts the events that took place the day more than 500,000 residents were exposed to toxic gas and other chemicals leaked from the Union Carbide pesticide plant. But as Rama Lakshmi explains, this museum is not meant as a static memorial, but as an essential contribution to dialogue in a democratic society.

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Rama Lakshmi

Rama Lakshmi has been a correspondent with The Washington Post’s India bureau since April 1990. She is also the India social media editor for The Washington Post World section. Rama was part of a team that won the American Society of Newspaper Editors' Jesse Laventhol Award for deadline news reporting for its work during the 2004 tsunami. A museum studies graduate and a trained oral historian, she has worked with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis. In India, she has consulted with the National Museum Institute, National Rail Museum and the Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art. She is also the curator of the Remember Bhopa
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