Alice M. Greenwald is the 9/11 Museum's director. She previously
served as the Associate Museum Director for the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Michael R. Bloomberg
(foreword) was the 108th mayor of New York City. He was first
elected in November 2001, two months after the terrorist attacks of
9/11. Mayor Bloomberg is the chairman of the board of directors of
the 9/11 Museum. The mission of the National
September 11 Memorial & Museum is to bear solemn witness to the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center. The museum honors the nearly 3,000 victims of these attacks and all those who risked their lives to save others. It further recognizes the thousands who survived and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath.
..".tastefully and candidly presents highlights from the collection
and explores the challenges in curating it."
--New York Times
"The book is a tribute to those who died on 9/11 as well as a
powerful exploration of collective memory."
--Publishers Weekly "It provides a behind the-scenes glimpse--through photographs and planning concepts--into the evolution of the museum from idea to realized institution. Focusing on the historic impact of the event, this historically important volume recognizes the central importance that 9/11 has in America's national memory, as well as putting the day into context fifteen years later. The book will serve as an important reference for years to come."
--Art of the Times