Museums and society in the media
A boxcar of the kind the Nazis used to transport people like cattle. The barracks where they slept jammed into narrow bunks. The posts from fences that caged them in. A canister once filled with the poison gas pellets that sealed their fate.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In a plain brown building sits an office run by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, a place for people who have been held accountable for their crimes and duly expressed remorse. Just a few yards up the street lies a different kind of rehabilitation center, for a country that has not been held to nearly the same standard.
An art show has become Brazil’s latest political battleground. For those who didn’t get to see the 270 LGBTQ-themed works that comprise ” Queer Museum,” good luck: You may never see them. The exhibition, until recently on display at the Santander Cultural Center in Porto Alegre, was abruptly closed on September 10, fully one month early.
A few months ago, Mike Murawski, in partnership with LaTanya Autry of the Mississippi Museum of Art and The Empathetic Museum, created t-shirts to support a “Museums are not Neutral” campaign. Murawski wrote, “Museums have the potential to be relevant, socially-engaged spaces in our communities.
Ethical questions about art arise frequently and command public attention. It’s time for museums to invest in sustained, open-ended research
The Art Newspaper is publishing a new series about museums in the changing world order. The first part is about increased public critical observation o […]
Most of all of the global artifacts are held in the West’s museums and galleries. The question is: do the historical objects belong in their country of […]
The following information has been released by The Museu da Pessoa, and we spread it with permission of the professionals involved. This is exciting re […]
All lectures from the first day of the conference are now avaliable. Watch videos from the lectures of Bernadette Lynch, Heledd Fychan, Piotr Majewski, […]
Three museums in Norway have highlighted a particular issue – POVERTY – and summed up their experiences in this short movie […]