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ERIC Number: EJ907840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Scoping out the International Spy Museum
Radosh, Ronald
Academic Questions, v23 n3 p287-297 Sep 2010
The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.--a private museum that opened in July 2002 at the cost of $40 million--is rated as one of the most visited and popular tourist destinations in the nation's capital, despite stiff competition from the various public museums that are part of the Smithsonian. The popularity of the Spy Museum has a great deal to do with how espionage has been portrayed in the popular culture, especially in the movies. Indeed, the museum pays homage to cinema with its display of the first Aston Martin used by James Bond, when Agent 007 was played by Sean Connery in the films made during the JFK years. During his visit to the museum, the author observed groups of schoolchildren hovering around exhibits and actually learning something about American history. In this article, the author talks about the museum and offers a few criticisms of the section on the Cold War. He presents the response of the International Spy Museum and his reply.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia