February 26, 2024

Turdean Adds Expertise to Local Museum Creation Discussion

Associate Professor of Historic Preservation Cristina Turdean

Associate Professor of Historic Preservation Cristina Turdean

UMW Associate Professor of Historic Preservation and Ralph Bunche Advisory Committee Member Cristina Turdean spoke at a recent meeting aimed at turning the former Ralph Bunche High School – which opened in 1949 for Black students after King George parents sued for an equal facility for their children – into a museum. She provided a detailed presentation on what’s involved in setting up a museum and advised that the project may take several years. “If you don’t have a collection, you don’t have a museum,” Turdean was quoted as saying in The Free Lance-Star. She added that the group must decide specifically what’s needed and draw up legal documents before asking the community for donations. Read more.