Museum Questions: Storytellers or truth-tellers?

Skal museene fortelle moralske historier eller formidle historiske sannheter? Er dette to motstridene eller forenelige retninger i museene?

Bakgrunnen for spørsmålene som er stilt på bloggen Museum Questions er de tragiske urolighetene rundt Robert E. Lee-monumentet i Charlottesville, Virginia. Voldelige demonstrasjoner har brutt ut etter et forslag om å fjerne statuen av Robert E. Lee, en av sørstatenes mest kjente generaler og dessverre også en brutal slaveholder som i ettertid er blitt en helt for ekstreme rasister. En person mistet livet i demonstrasjonene.

Les Rebekka Herz tanker om saken og museenes samfunnsrolle i det nyeste blogginlegget på Museum Questions:

Should museums be storytellers or truth-tellers?

What do museums have to say about, or learn from, recent events in Charlottesville? Museum leaders and professionals have shared statements condemning and consoling, from their position as community leaders. Bloggers and professional organizations have also shared resources, as museums take on the role of educators.

 

Les mer om urolighetene i Charlottesville her:

The Statue at the Center of Charlottesville’s Storm

Since white nationalists marched Friday in Charlottesville, Va., the quiet college town has seen a nighttime brawl lit up by torches and smartphones, and worse violence that left one person dead and dozens injured. At the center of the chaos is a statue memorializing Robert E. Lee.

 

 

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Hudson & Callihan : Do museums need to be more socially engaged?

Alistair Hudson og Elisabeth Callihan spør hvorfor museene skal være samfunnsaktører i en felles publisering for Apollo Magasine. Hudson og Callihan sammenligner  idealene i tidligere tiders museer  med dagens praksis og forteller hvordan deres institusjoner Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) og Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) jobber ut mot samfunnet.

Les teksten på Apollo Magazine’s nettsider:

 

Do museums need to be more socially engaged? | Apollo Magazine

Today museums focus as much on learning and public engagement as exhibition making and collecting. To what extent should museums be useful or agents of social change? Alistair Hudson I am grateful to my predecessors for making Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) what it is: an institute.

 

 

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