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How do we restore trust in our democracies? Museums can be a starting point

A man cleans the image of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln which is painted on the side of the Smithsonian's Mobile Lincoln Bicentennial Museum currently on display at the "Inauguralfest" exhibit in Washington January 16, 2009. The exhibition, which opened on Friday, features a variety of historical displays and has political memorabelia for sale.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque   (UNITED STATES) - GM1E51H097A01

Museums and libraries remain among the most trusted public institutions in the United States and around the world Image: REUTERS/Kevin Lama

David J. Skorton
Secretary, Smithsonian Institution
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