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Web Collections Pose Question: What Is a Museum?

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Web Collections Pose Question: What Is a Museum?

Web Collections Pose Question: What Is a Museum?

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"Because the identities of the subjects in these portraits are a mystery," writes Fred Beshid of the paintings at his online museum, "they become portraits of humanity instead of individuals." Courtesy of the Museum of Fred hide caption

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"Because the identities of the subjects in these portraits are a mystery," writes Fred Beshid of the paintings at his online museum, "they become portraits of humanity instead of individuals."

Courtesy of the Museum of Fred