The Art Newspaper is publishing a new series about museums in the changing world order. The first part is about increased public critical observation of museum boards in the age of social media. Museums have lately, especially in New York, been under pressure from activists reinforced by social media protests to publicize their cases. The writer discusses the role of the museums in the question of ethics; about the actual and potential board members and financial contributors’ moral behavior.
It is an incontrovertible fact, and hardly a revelatory observation, that we are in a period of rapid and accelerating change.