European Commission - 7th Framework Programme European Museums and Libraries in/of the age of migrations last updated: February 2015

Conference: Atlas Versus the Cherry Tree: Museums, the Nation, and the World

14 April 2011

Cambridge, USA | Harvard Kennedy School of Government


This panel activity will focus on analyzing how cutting-edge museums around the world are coping with immigration and globalization. If museums in the past were about creating national citizens, in this global world, to what extent do they now see themselves as creating global citizens too? What is it about how museums are funded, organized, and administered that makes them more or less outward-looking? How do art and ethnographic museums do this differently? What is it about the history and culture of particular cities and regions that helps explain their stance?


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