Panel How Museums Move Into the Future

How Museums Move Into the Future © EL BOUM
Panel with Tonya Nelson (lawyer and art historian, London), Léontine Meijer-van Mensch (museum director, Leipzig), Manuela Bauche (historian, Berlin), Latika Gupta (art historian, Delhi), Ciraj Rassool (historian, Cape Town), Keyna Eleison (curator and art critic, Rio de Janeiro)

“Museums are democratising, inclusive and polyphonic spaces for critical dialogue about pasts and futures”, is a new museum definition that was proposed at the most recent AGM of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), although it was rejected after much discussion. The debate about the role and status of museums and their social relevance forces many establishments to keep asking where they envisage themselves in the future. In this panel, experts from museums, culture professionals and researchers from various fields reflect on current practice in museums, what challenges they face, and what opportunities they know of for new museum models.

In English, simultaneously translated into German.