The Global Museum

Debate

Part of Museums and Galleries Month

What is the role of the museum internationally?

Should museums be obliged to play a role on the international stage? Some argue that they are indispensable to rebuilding national identity and therefore an integral factor in peace building. Others suggest they should be making a contribution to development in third world countries. But what qualifies museums to deal with such political issues? Are there dangers in this approach, which means they would be better off concentrating on their own collections, back at home?

The debate will be chaired by Gillian Reynolds, radio critic of the Daily Telegraph, Chairman of Trustees of the Charles Parker Archive, Trustee of National Museums Liverpool

Speakers:
Claude Ardouin, Head of the African Section Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, The British Museum, Henrietta Hopkins, MLA, Partner, Hopkins Van Mil, Tiffany Jenkins, director, arts and society, Institute of Ideas, Professor Jack Lohman, International Council of Museums UK and Director of Museum of London

Comments

One comment on “The Global Museum”
  1. Phillup Brinkman says:

    Dear Dr. Tiffany Jenkins
    Please access the photos I have sent to the British Museum Asian Art department!
    Please let me know what you think of my jar.
    The photos don’t seem to follow this.
    Thank you for your time! Phillip
    Dear British Museum
    I have what I believe to be unpublished, Cizhou type meiping 15 and 1/2 inches in hight. I believe it has attributes that match stoneware recovered from the town of Julu, in Hebei Province, or a recovered from a tomb. It is covered in a rust colored stain, and has rust colored crackle that is so fine, you could fit over a hundred into the size of a dime. It has a fish row, pearl background that is hand carved, not stamped. This fish row background is so fine you can fit close to a dozen inside a dime. I believe this hand carved background should make it have a manufacturing date before that of stamping.
    It has two vary large gray wolves, leopards, or dragons one on each side, plus two vary large feathers, or ferns separating the two beasts. There are a row of lotus petals around the base. My meiping is vary similar to the meiping in Palace Museum in Peking, with a leopard, and other fierce creatures.

    I find that every museum I contact will not share their knowledge with a poor person. I used to think that was there mane purpose.

    Please let me know what your thoughts are about my wine jar.
    Thank you for your time!
    Phillup Brinkman
    4220 five mile point road
    Allouez, Michigan
    49805-6934

    Sent from my iPhone

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