A new kind of museum is emerging—here’s what the future holds

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Expanding upon the conversations in his new book about what the future holds for museums, in this article in The Art Newspaper, András Szántó surveys how museum leaders are shifting approaches and drawing conclusions from a difficult 2020. “2020 cemented the embrace of an expanded museum mission, already reflected in the International Council of Museums’s inconclusive attempt last year to come up with a new definition of the museum, one that goes beyond the custodianship of objects to position it as an institution committed to serving communities and addressing social needs. For today’s museum leaders, these two imperatives are not contradictory but complementary—and by all accounts, the Covid experience has deepened the sentiment.”

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