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The Future of the Museum

Our first Read of the Month of the new year is The Future of the Museum, selected by our book buyer, Anni:

"As we enter another national lockdown, this book is invaluable not only as an account of what happened in 2020, but as a guide to the challenges faced by our beloved arts institutions around the world."

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Dimensions 19 x 2.5 x 12cm
Fabric & material Paperback
No. of Pages 320
SKU 12091189

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Product story

As a response to the global closure of museums and galleries due to COVID 19, New York-based cultural strategist András Szántó conducted a series of conversations with 28 international museum leaders. The result is not only a snapshot of an year like no other in the cultural sector, but a insight into how these institutions are adapting and reinventing themselves, answering important questions about how art is viewed and what the future holds for museums around the world.

Each of the twenty-eight dialogues in this book explores a particular topic of relevance to art institutions today, and tomorrow. What emerges from the series of in-depth conversations is a composite portrait of a generation of museum leaders working to make institutions more open, democratic, inclusive, experimental and experiential, technologically savvy, culturally polyphonic, attuned to the needs of their visitors and communities, and concerned with addressing the defining issues of the societies around them. The dialogues offer glimpses of how museums around the globe are undergoing an accelerated phase of reappraisal and reinvention.

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