Where next for museums? Symposium takeaways

Reframing Museums was a virtual symposium organised by Louvre Abu Dhabi and New York University Abu Dhabi in November. Museum experts from five continents, including the directors of Musée du Louvre, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hermitage Museum, the Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar, Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi and others, discussed the post-pandemic future for museums.

The Art Newspaper summarised its 4 takeaways, which are worth reading through:

  • Exhibitions are not dead, but they will be different.
  • Collections will be reinterpreted with multiple narratives and shared more locally.
  • Museums need new business models to be less dependent on visitor numbers.
  • Equitable and inclusive institutions must empower their audiences to form their own opinions and connections.

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Author: sabine.doolin

Strategy consultant working with the cultural sector

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