On museums and civic life

Digital Media
December 20, 2018

Today, the role of museums in supporting democracy strikes me as more vital than it has been for a generation. Around the world, the post-war tenets of liberal democracy are crumbling, and so it falls to institutions like museums—along with a free media, business, universities, faith bodies and civil society—to preserve the ecology of civic life.

Read Tristram Hunt’s article on the role of museums to support contemporary discourse at the Art Newspaper.


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