Value can't be accepted at face value


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How did The Gwillim Project become a valuable piece of research in the first place? Who decides what archival material is valuable anyway, and what qualifies as an archive? Alisha explores these questions with Lauren Williams, a librarian in the Rare Books and Special Collections department at McGill. Dr. Toolika Gupta, the director of the Indian Institute of Crafts & Design, sheds light on the value of female Indian perspectives in this research. Are social media companies, like Pinterest and Instagram, complicit in shaping our views about history? Alisha explores our inherent need to document and collect, and the role social media plays in determining the value of historical sites.

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