What Are Museums For? — Beyond the Flow

As a museum professional it is always interesting to hear other people’s  views on museums, their experiences, how they use them, how often, and what they believe the purpose of museums are.

As well as working in a museum, visiting them is one of my favourite hobbies. I just love them!

What are your thoughts? Do you have an experience you would like to share?


Yesterday, we had what I will call “an unfortunate museum encounter”, which has raised the question, at least in my own mind, about why we have museums and how the interaction between visitor and exhibits should be conducted. Are we still living in the days where the museum dictates how the public should respond to […]

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