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Language Museum Endangered

Posted on: 18/12/2009

The National Museum of Language in College Park opened in 2008 as the first of its kind in the United States – a museum dedicated to teaching the history of the world’s languages.

Since its inception, the museum has featured an exhibit tracing the roots of early alphabet languages, such as Arabic, Latin, Greek and Hebrew, as well as one featuring the Chinese and Japanese character-based languages. Interactive displays involve computers, writing and reading.

At the moment, the museum is facing severe financial problems and may be closed.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/16/AR2009121602159.html

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