Museum of the Bible opens

Posted by ap507 at Nov 17, 2017 01:55 PM |
University of Leicester academic involved in project

The Museum of the Bible opened today (Friday) in Washington DC.

The 430,000 sq ft Museum has involved University of Leicester academic Professor Gordon Campbell.

Professor Campbell said: “I have been involved with the Museum since its inception, and have been privileged to lead on academic scrutiny of the History Floor and to contribute to the Impact and Story floors. My aim has been to ensure scholarly integrity, and to help to lift the Museum above the political, ethnic and confessional fissures in American society to create an atmosphere in which everyone feels welcome. Ours is a museum, not a faith enterprise, so we seek to engage, not proselytise.”

The 430,000-square-foot museum is located three blocks from the U.S. Capitol and will be dedicated on 17 November.

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