Thinking about the museum from the vantage point of the future doesn't mean…starting with the end result and working backwards.
Museums are public spaces where the need and possibility for change and transformation, as well as openness to new ideas, approaches and formats, are fundamental.Thinking about the museum from the vantage point of the future doesn't mean, however, starting with the end result and working backwards. In order to be enlightning it needs to be free jazz, a mental liberty of action and therefore needs to be addressed as a first-person-narrative:
I imagine the museum of the future as an educator willing to reflect ideas and keen to learn. With the ability to perceive and respond to one’s individual awareness. It is a public space for exchange, encounter, learning, negotiating and insists upon not only presenting safe, mainstream positions, thoughts, and ideas that have a broad appeal, but also those that have been marginalised, suppressed or otherwise pushed aside.
If I were to imagine a museum of the future it would like to think of it as a kitchen. This is probably because I often perceive museums today as a Dining Room, where the tableware is diligently set, the best silver is polished, the order of food is chosen, and the seating arrangements are well-thought-out.
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