A Museum Director Reflects on #MuseumsrespondtoFerguson

I’m pleased to begin the New Year with a guest post from Deborah Schwartz, President of the Brooklyn Historical Society.  As many readers know, a number off other bloggers and I have been posting about the role of museums in responding to Ferguson (using that one word to stand for the series of events that has…

Joint Statement from Museum Bloggers and Colleagues on Ferguson and Related Events

  The recent series of events, from Ferguson to Cleveland and New York, have created a watershed moment. Things must change. New laws and policies will help, but any movement toward greater cultural and racial understanding and communication must be supported by our country’s cultural and educational infrastructure. Museums are a part of this educational…

The Museum as Forum: Does it Exist?

I’ve just written a guest post at the the request of the Museums and Politics project, an international initiative examining museums, politics and power in contemporary global society. The ICOM organizations in Germany, Russia, and the U.S. are co-sponsoring the project, which includes a conference in St. Petersburg in September, 2014. I’m asking whether the idea…