This year's Martin Roth Symposium, with five main topics — futures, architecture, power, failure and entertainment — poses critical questions about the future of the museum. Against the background of the Covid 19 pandemic, ifa asked actors and partners in the international museum landscape about their current experiences, challenges and visions. The reports provide an insight into current museum practices and civil society actions of museums worldwide.

"Boryana Petkova and Michail Michailov. Craving Nothing" exhibition at the Structura Gallery Sofia, 2020

An Island of Free Speech

For Maria Vassileva, lockdown was a time to challenge political exploitation of the crisis and to engage more profoundly with artists, visitors, and societal issues.

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