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Smithsonian saves protester art, a portal to memory

Posted at 10:21 AM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 13:21:01-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the midst of the protests, museum curators across the country have been trying to find ways they can preserve this moment in history.

Protestors have left behind art, signs and murals on the fence that was put up in front of the white house.

As protests went on throughout the capitol.

As the fence is taken down, curators are saving some of the art.

During the protests, some even talked to the protesters to hear their stories.

Aaron Bryant, the national museum of African history and culture curator: "we could be collecting brushes, his t-shirts, his sneakers. I mean, anything to help us tell the story. I think that's what's really important. It could be anything that has value to history. Because what's important is that object becomes a portal to memory."

The artwork that was collected in DC will be taken to the Smithsonian for preservation