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

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